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GCF(R) Revamps Spanish Language Education Tool

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DURHAM, N.C. and BOGOTA, Colombia, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF(R)) has launched a revamped www.GCFAprendeLibre.org website, which offers free educational resources to people from the global Spanish-speaking community.

GCFAprendeLibre focuses on learning in today's world providing engaging real-time instruction in Math, Technology, English and Everyday Life that are easy to access and user-friendly - all in a variety of culturally-relevant learning environments. GCFAprendeLibre has served over 1.5 million people since June 2010. The GCF(R) team of experts in Bogota, Colombia, developed the new site using a dialect easily understood throughout the Spanish-speaking world. The team has created an open-source site with a responsive Learning and Content Management System (LCMS) that allows users access to lessons from any Internet connected device.

"Learning responds to needs. People should be able to learn in real time what they need to improve their skills. Now they can access this at any moment from any device and from any place in the world," says Reverend Dennis McLain, president, Goodwill Community Foundation and Goodwill Industries of Eastern North Carolina. "The focus of GCF(R) is regional, national and International in its outreach. GCF(R) touches the lives of people in Ahoskie, Bayboro, Whiteville and Burgaw in rural North Carolina as well as New York, Dallas, Los Angeles or any other Spanish-speaking country in the world."

GCF(R) has provided Spanish language educational resources since 2000 to learners across the U.S. and the globe. This new site further supports the GCF(R) mission to create opportunities for a better life for people regionally, nationally and internationally through free online education.

"Technology is always changing. Learning now takes place in a variety of modalities," says Alejandra Holguin, GCFAprendeLibre.org program manager and leader of the Colombia-based team. "GCF(R) is responding to that change. We are committed to applying the latest technologies to our learning platforms. We have increased GCF s ability to bring training to more people because GCFaprendelibre.org is now usable on all platforms including tablets and cellphones."

To learn more about the revised site, visit http://www.youtube.com/GCFAprendeLibre. To experience the interactive lessons and begin learning please visit www.GCFAprendeLibre.org. Goodwill Community Foundation

Web site: http://www.GCFAprendeLibre.org/



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