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5/23/2012

ProLiteracy President and CEO Joins Rotary Club of Syracuse

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ProLiteracy President and CEO Joins Rotary Club of Syracuse 

The Rotary Club of Syracuse has welcomed ProLiteracy’s President and CEO David C. Harvey as one of its newest members. Harvey joins a distinguished group of more than 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide who volunteer in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio. More than half the world’s 34,000 Rotary clubs address the full range of literacy and mathematical challenges for primary, vocational, and adult learners as well as teacher training.

“Representing ProLiteracy as a member of Rotary is a natural fit,” said Harvey. “Rotary has long been a supporter of ProLiteracy’s work and has made positive contributions to the adult literacy crisis around the world. Doing additional work with Rotary gives us an opportunity to increase awareness for our shared cause and make strides towards assisting a greater number of adult learners.”

Established in 1912 as the 42nd Rotary Club in the International Association of Rotary Clubs, The Rotary Club of Syracuse is celebrating its centennial on May 30, 2012. Rotary Club of Syracuse slogans include “Committed to Literacy” and “Syracuse: the Literacy Capital of the World.”

Since joining ProLiteracy in 2007, Harvey has expanded the organization’s advocacy presence in Washington, D.C., and has created new foundation, corporate, and federal funding partnerships. Internationally, Harvey has represented ProLiteracy at the World Literacy Summit in Oxford, England and at UNESCO’s Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI) in Brazil. He also helped sponsor an adult literacy forum in South Africa.

For more information, please contact Amy Schmitz, director of communications, at aschmitz@proliteracy.org or (315) 422-9121, ext 285.

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