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Member Spotlight: Ozark Literacy Council Little Free Library Project

 

Every month, we like to share the spotlight with one of our member programs to show how they are supporting their community and improving adult literacy rates. This month’s Member Spotlight is on the Ozark Literacy Council and its effort to spread literacy across Northwest Arkansas while raising money for its program.


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The Volunteer’s Perspective: What Helping Out Means to Them
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on April 27, 2017 in categoryStories from the Field
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The Literacy Connection in Elgin, Illinois, is dedicated to providing one-on-one tutoring to basic literacy learners and English language learners of all ages, nationalities, and economic and social backgrounds. Volunteer tutors at Literacy Connection help men and women who want to fit in in society, expand their communication skills, get jobs or enhance current work performance, and improve their lives and the lives of their families.


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The Volunteer’s Perspective: Helping Low Income Women Change Their Lives
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on April 25, 2017 in categoryStories from the Field
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In honor of national volunteer week, we have asked some literacy volunteers to share their perspectives with us. The individuals who volunteer their time to teach adults to read are helping to change the world one learner at a time, and they should be recognized for their dedication. Mercy Learning Center (MLC) in Bridgeport, Connecticut, is devoted to providing basic literacy and life skills training to low-income women in a compassionate and supportive environment. Volunteer tutors at MLC help women improve their English skills, learn to read and write, and prepare for the GED® exam.


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African Nonprofit Tackles Poverty with Adult Literacy
Posted by Jennifer Paulding on April 20, 2017 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryNews
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One of Engage Now Africa’s greatest emphases is on improving adult education by providing communities with literacy tools to help individuals and families improve their quality of life in the long-term. The organization provides education facilitators with the training, accommodations, and tools they need to enhance the learning experience of students. Engage Now Africa’s adult literacy model is supported and funded by communities and their leaders, trial chiefs, local government ministries, the Peace Corps, and other non-governmental organizations across Africa. 


 


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At Age 66, Army Vet Conquers Learning to Read

 

Sammy King was 66 years old when he learned how to read. He was inspired after learning about Helen Keller and decided it was finally time to get the help he needed and become literate. This is King’s literacy journey.

 


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