Free Pacific Learning Books for Teachers

Pacific Learning is offering six free children’s books at the level of your choice when you register for a new account on their site.  Teachers, once you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email. Just click on the link in your email and you’ll be able to choose your books and confirm your address. This offer is available through December 31st.

FREEBIE for Teachers: Take a Veteran to School Day Wristbands

Veteran’s Day is on November 11th and teachers can get a jump start on celebrating our national heroes. The History Channel in conjunction with is offering 30 FREE wristbands. You’ll want to get your orders in early before they run out, plus you need time to get them in good old snail mail! Support the vets!

Take a Veteran to School Day is a national program developed by the HISTORY Channel to link veterans with students. Schools and communities invite veterans of all backgrounds to share their stories and receive thanks for their years of service. Teachers, register your Take a Vet to School Day event today and we’ll send you 30 free Take a Veteran to School Day wristbands while supplies last. Click here to register!

Launched in 2007, thousands of schools nationwide have participated in Take a Veteran to School Day. From single class visits to all-school assemblies, these events provide a way for students to learn more about the history of Veterans Day and about the experiences of veterans from all backgrounds and walks of life. Inviting veterans to share their stories connects generations while helping our young people learn about the past. View and download the resources on this site to get started organizing your event! The How-To Guide in the Teacher Resources section is a great starting point. Questions? Email us at

SEMINAR: Women & Money Series Part I on 9/22

TIPS: What do school kids need to be cool kids?

Traditional school has started in Raleigh, while some year rounds have already been in session. It’s never too late to keep your kids hip to the latest trends in supplies and clothing. has some lists for you parents to look over…

Neighborhood News: The Wade Edwards Learning Lab

The WELL is located across the street from Broughton High School at 714 Saint Mary’s Street (brick building, blue awning), Raleigh, NC 27605. To learn more about The Well’s purpose and mission, Contact them online at or call 919-856-9355. The WELL and its activities are sponsored by the Wade Edwards Foundation. Contact Sarah Lowder at 856-9233 for more information.

In the meantime, please join us as we welcome back a longtime friend of the WELL. Dakia “Kia” Davis served the Wade Edwards Learning Lab and Foundation in several roles (foundation and program assistant, volunteer, lab assistant, etc.) from 2000 to 2005. Kia will coordinate WELL Forums, the Student Advisory Board and provide general foundation and program support. We’re excited that Kia will be joining us once again as Foundation Assistant. 

Kia is returning to us from Greensboro, NC where she studied social work, women’s and gender studies and nonprofit management at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). After graduating she worked as the Administrative Coordinator for the Greensboro Hope Project, a youth gang prevention initiative and served as a volunteer counselor for the Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro. She will be with us until winter 2010 when she heads for Washington, D.C. to attend Howard University for a master’s degree in social work. Follow her journey to D.C. here!


Whether you’re looking to brush up on your computer knowledge or gain some transferable skills for today’s job market, free computer courses at the Wade Edwards Learning Lab could be just what you need! 

The International Free Computer Training and Charitable Center (IFCTCC) will administer 9 week courses in Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), SQL (programming/database management), web-design, keyboarding, and more. Schedule, registration, and orientation information for fall 2010 can be viewed online at

Classes are open to the public in Wake County and the surrounding area.
Contact (919) 835-1313 or IFTCC instructor Joe Mabiala at
for more information.

Neighborhood News: Opportunity for Southeast Raleigh Youth

Data and research tells us that when a young person is able to grab hold of a dream and has the support to shape that dream into something tangible, the individual can begin to empower themselves with the hard and soft skills necessary to be successful.  There is no stopping a young person filled with confidence, belief in their abilities and who has the right level of support around their goals.

SERA, Inc. is proud to announce an amazing opportunity!  Southeast Raleigh Youth between the ages of 13 – 17, with a strong interest in starting their own business and an interest in technology, particularly around web development, will be afforded an opportunity to participate in our Youth Entreprenurial Technology Institute during the week of June 21st.  There is room for only 20 Southeast Raleigh youth, so please respond NOW.  Only youth with a strong interest in technology and entreprenaurial strategies need respond.

What They Will Learn
Basic skills to gain confidence and exposure needed to pursue careers in business and information technology while developing leadership strategies

What Will be Taught
Introduction to Web Design using HTML and CSS
Digital Photography
Photo Retouching
Introduction to Video Editing
Basic Marketing Skills
Leadership Development

Denise Tawwab of NC Connected will be the Technology Faculty for the week.  Rita Anita Linger, President/CEO of SERA, Inc., will facilitate the Leadership portion of the Institute.

Please contact Rita Anita Linger, President/CEO of SERA,Inc. via email: with your interest.  These 20 slots will go fast!

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