Capital Region / North Country RAEN serves 18 counties in upstate NY reaching from the upper Hudson Valley, north through the Capital District to the St Lawrence River and west to Lake Ontario.
We are proud to offer programs and resources for students in our adult education network. View the many programs that we offer for adult literacy, occupational and continuing education.
SEWS Class Making Masks
Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County’s Sewing and English Language Workplace Skills class is learning remotely by making cloth facial coverings for themselves, their families and the community at large. Class participants received written instructions by mail, and lead sewing volunteer Nancy Calkins dropped off fabric and elastic at the entrance to each learner’s home. Nancy is the coordinator for a larger community effort to distribute masks to health care providers and others in the Capital Region who need PPE at this time, so she’s perfectly positioned to integrate our learners into this form of civic engagement. Five women from Afghanistan and Pakistan have participated in this project, completing multiple masks and helping themselves, their families and their neighbors to stay healthy and safe.
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Look for an upcoming RAEN event to sign up for professional development and training opportunities.
- March 9 @ 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
- March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
- April 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
- April 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Capital Region/North Country Regional Adult Education Network
The Capital Region/North Country Regional Adult Education Network (RAEN) is one of seven RAENs providing technical assistance and professional development to adult literacy, occupational, and continuing education programs funded by the NYS Education Department.
The goal of the RAEN is to improve the quality of state-funded adult & family literacy programs and to assist programs in meeting or exceeding statewide benchmarks of the National Reporting System. RAEN plans & implements high quality, research-based professional development.