First National Bank makes donation to English as a Second Language program

The Learning Connection (TLC) helps people build a better life through education by providing free adult and family programs in two locations in Juneau. First National Bank Alaska recently donated $1,852 to the agency for its English as a Second Language and Citizenship classes. Last year, this program served 118 English Language Learners from 35 different countries.

The Learning Connection is a program of SERRC – Alaska’s Educational Resource Center. Along with free English and Citizenship classes, TLC offers free GED preparation and testing, computer classes, family literacy programs, and workforce development programs.

Left: SERRC Office Manager Lisa Corcoran accepts a check from Luke Fanning, left, and Jayson Katasse of First National Bank. Right: Gov. Sean Parnell, third from left, stands with ESL and Citizenship instructor Heather Parker, second from right, and ESL and Citizenship students during a citizenship field trip.

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