Literacy program brings parents closer to their kids

EXCERPT: For many foreign-born adults, the simple task of reading a permission slip or a  school lunch menu is impossible. Many of these parents’ children, even those in second- or third-grade, have a better understanding of the English language. Sensing a local need for a program aimed at helping parents with limited English skills, the Immigrant Learning Center (ILC) laid the foundation for its successful family literacy program more than three years ago.