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6/11/2013

ProLiteracy Celebrates New Building’s One Year Anniversary With Open House

On June 12, from 5-7 p.m., ProLiteracy, the oldest and largest membership organization in the United States dedicated to advancing the cause of adult literacy and basic education, will hold an open house celebrating the one year anniversary of its new headquarters. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

At the open house, ProLiteracy will recognize many local partners and supporters, including Fowler High School, P.E.A.C.E., Little White House of Hope, and Syracuse University’s University College. Together, these organizations led a career- and college-readiness project for Fowler students. In addition to workshops hosted at Fowler during the Spring semester, the project includes scholarships to enable 10 Fowler students to take a two-week online College Prep Workshop presented through SU’s Summer College. This project was made possible through support from AT&T.

Also at the open house, ProLiteracy will recognize Northside UP, a partner in a workforce literacy project that prepares low-income immigrants, refugees, and native-born citizens to develop and operate small businesses by pairing literacy and English language instruction with entrepreneurial interests.

“ProLiteracy has made significant strides since relocating to our new headquarters just a year ago,” says Kevin Morgan, interim president and CEO. “The work of our organization in collaboration with such dedicated partners is vital to our shared communities near and far, as literacy impacts health, income, and overall living standards for us all. We’re pleased to open our doors to the community and our friends and supporters and share with them all we’ve accomplished.”

In 2012, ProLiteracy moved into the former Case Supply warehouse, leased from the Near Westside Initiative. Among other features, the building holds some of the latest technology, high-tech equipment, and multiple conference spaces. These features allow ProLiteracy to better support its 1,000 organizational members in the United States and its 34 partners in 50 countries around the world.  

For more information about ProLiteracy or the June 12 open house, please contact Amy Schmitz at aschmitz@proliteracy.org or (315) 214-2580.

 

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