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Lives of Students and Tutors Are Transformed
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on August 02, 2018 in categoryStudent Stories
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Blue Ridge Literacy Council is dedicated to transforming lives through improved literacy and English communication skills for adult learners across Hendersonville, North Carolina. One of the program’s tutors, Dawn, shared an inspirational story about her bond with her student, Michelle.

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When Life Let Her Down, Literacy Pulled Her Up
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on June 26, 2018 in categoryStudent Stories
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Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford (LVGH) helps 850 adults gain the literacy skills they need to succeed in life. One of these successful and inspiring learners is Myesha Simpson, and this is her story.

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From Convicted Ponzi Scheme Hedge Fund Trader to Incarcerated Literacy Teacher

We don't normally receive letters from people asking us to publish their work on our blog. It is even rarer when the writer is currently incarcerated in federal prison. Recently, Neal Goyal contacted us. After discussing whether to publish his letter, we decided to post his letter to the ProLiteracy blog along with his essay. Neal is serving a six-year sentence for stealing $11 million in a Ponzi scheme through his Chicago investment firm. He is also a GED and literacy instructor in prison. Neal truly offers a new perspective on the importance of literacy among the incarcerated. Here’s what he wrote:


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A Simple Twist of Fate: Dennis and Densel
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on April 04, 2018 in categoryStudent Stories
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The Literacy Council of Grand Island (LCGI) helps adults across Grand Island, Nebraska in the literacy skills necessary to communicate, grow, and thrive in the community. We want to share the story of a dedicated LCGI tutor and his inspirational student, and the wonderful friendship that emerged during their time together.


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Volunteer Stories: A Most Rewarding Experience
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on March 15, 2018 in categoryStudent Stories
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As a single mother from Somalia with two children, Teamir Melaku needed help developing her English language skills. Additionally, she had a goal to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). To do so, she needed to pass the CNA test, which she had already attempted two times.

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