The Lift Up Through Literacy Program offers an opportunity for parents, grandparents and caregivers an hands-on approach towards literacy strategies. The fall class session starts September 24 through November 16, 2012, at one of 12 literacy sites across the city. Classes are free to attend. Child care is free. Dinner is available for later classes. For more information about the program.
September 15 through October 15, the United States of America celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. Americans celebrate the culture and traditions of those who trace their roots to Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain, and all the other Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
September 15 was chosen for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. They all declared independence in 1821. Additionally, Mexico, Chile and Belize celebrate their independence days on September 16, September 18, and September 21, respectively.