Skyline Literacy

Kara Lofton

On Sunday, March 1*, teams of three from all over the Shenandoah Valley will bring their wits, cunning, and friendly competitive edge to Skyline Middle School to compete in—a Scrabble Tournament. WMRA's Kara Lofton reports. Picture this: About one in seven American adults – 32 million -- have below-basic reading ability, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Can the board game Scrabble combat illiteracy in the Shenandoah Valley? It can when paired with Skyline Literacy, a...

First Step to Citizenship? Often, Learning English

Sep 24, 2014
Andrew Jenner

Under the best of circumstances, the path to U.S. citizenship for immigrants can take years.

Since 1987, Skyline Literacy , based in Harrisonburg, has been working with adults who need help with reading and writing skills, applying for their GEDs, and even helping immigrants apply for citizenship.