Meet three local organizations that promote communication and friendship across cultures and throughout the Copper Country community: The Elaine Bacon Literacy Program, International Neighbors, and Canterbury House. These organizations benefit international students and their families as well as community members from the U.S. or abroad.
by Jan Handler Instructors, tutors, and conversation partners in the Elaine Bacon Literacy Program have led enjoyable field trips to scenic places in the area. There are many wonderful places to hike, picnic, or tour historic sites- all within a short drive. What a great way to informally practice English while having fun with classmates … Continue reading New from EBLP: Learning on the Go!
This year International Neighbors marched in front of the parade with the Elaine Bacon Literacy as Parade Marshalls. Members Linda Dresch, Dejlah Meezel, and Amy Keenum traveled in the lead car while several other members carried our new banner containing logos for both groups. For more pictures of the parade, see Gallery of Photos.
The new Fall Term of Shasha Zhang Chinese class on Zoom will continue to meet on Tuesday nights but at the new time of 7:30 to 9:00 pm. Several community members and MTU students as well as members of our Elaine Bacon Literacy Program have been enjoying the class for several semesters now, but new … Continue reading Free Zoom Class: Mandarin Chinese Class with Shasha Zhang (Fall 2022)
Come join International Neighbors meeting every: Thursday, from 10 - noon, at Portage Lake United Church (across the MTU Administration Building). Here is the schedule for Fall 2022: Diary Dates International Neighbors First meeting, September 8th 2022 Second meeting, September 15th 2022
Since 1989, the Houghton and Hancock communities have been celebrating the rich cultural diversity of the Keweenaw. This year's theme is: The World is One The Elaine Bacon Literacy Program and International Neighbors will carry its new banner in the parade. Members, non-members, Americans, International residents—EVERYONE—is welcome to join us at the head of the … Continue reading The 33rd Parade of Nations
On the last day of blueberry picking season we were glad we made the trip to Rautio's Berry Farm in Atlantic Mine with Puti, Janaka, Pritham and daughter Isa along with Cindy and Miyoko. Here are some fun and delightful pictures!
During these lovely summer days, the Elaine Bacon Literacy Program and International Neighbors have twice gathered at Donna and Tom's lake house to share stories, joy, and, of course, foods! Several countries were represented among those who came on Thursday, August 4th: Indonesia (Puti), Sri Lanka (Janaka and Wathsala), Japan (Miyoko, Asako and son), Brazil … Continue reading Gathering with International Neighbors
Members of the Elaine Bacon Literacy Program community deplore the invasion of Ukraine by Russian President Vladimir Putin, an act of aggression that is a violation of international law. Putin’s actions cannot be defended on any grounds and make evident disregard for the sanctity of the lives of innocent civilians, who are being maimed and … Continue reading We Support Ukraine
Bravo! Beth Flynn and Denise Heikinen were interviewed on Keweenaw Report radio. The transcript and a recorded segment are out on Keweenaw Report at this link: http://www.keweenawreport.com/featured/elaine-bacon-literacy-project-continues-to-do-a-world-of-good/ A full podcast of the conversation is available from within the overview on their news page. That link is: https://anchor.fm/copper-country-today/episodes/Copper-Country-Today-12-19-21-Elaine-Bacon-Literacy-Project-e1bv884