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Learner Spotlight: Meet Maria
December 7, 2021December 7, 2021
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Learner Spotlight: Meet Maria

Welcome to our monthly Learner Spotlight! We invite you to meet Maria, our featured student this month in our “Learner Spotlight”.  Featured adult learners will represent all of the Literacy Council’s programs, including authors from Reflections: Voices of English Learners, the Literacy Council’s literary magazine, as well as other students. I  have written these words...

Volunteer Spotlight: Elizabeth Seligmann Award & Volunteer Appreciation
December 7, 2021December 7, 2021
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Volunteer Spotlight: Elizabeth Seligmann Award & Volunteer Appreciation

The Literacy Council’s entrance was transformed into a curbside celebration November 11-12 to thank and recognize our wonderful volunteers who donated their time to help our adult learners and their families over the past two years since our last in-person event. On Thursday, November 11th, Board President Darrell Batson presented Literacy Council volunteer extraordinaire, Doris...

Learner Spotlight: Meet Ana
November 6, 2021November 6, 2021
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Learner Spotlight: Meet Ana

Welcome to our monthly Learner Spotlight! We invite you to meet Ana, our featured student this month in our “Learner Spotlight”.  Featured adult learners will represent all of the Literacy Council’s programs, including authors from Reflections: Voices of English Learners, the Literacy Council’s literary magazine, as well as other students. My name is Ana and...

Volunteer Spotlight: Betty Seligmann
November 5, 2021November 10, 2021
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Volunteer Spotlight: Betty Seligmann

Written by Caroline Gaver This month’s Volunteer Spotlight is a look back to introduce you to a remarkable woman who was a very important part of the Literacy Council’s history. For 33 years, from 1967, only four years after the Literacy Council was formed, until her death in May, 2000, Betty Seligmann embodied the heart,...

In Memory of Literacy Council Volunteers
October 16, 2021October 31, 2021
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In Memory of Literacy Council Volunteers

The Literacy Council offers sincere condolences to the families and friends of these wonderful volunteers.   Bruce Kenworthy, 73, passed away on October 8, 2021.  Bruce told people his line of work was “books and kids.”  He carried that forward by volunteering both at Middletown Elementary School and as a Literacy Council tutor and supporter....

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Jim
October 13, 2021October 13, 2021
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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Jim

“Whatever the issue, literacy is a part of it. Imagine yourself for a day or two days, how would you exist if you couldn’t read?” This month’s Volunteer Spotlight recognizes Jim, a volunteer who joined the Literacy Council and completed tutor training in January 2019.  Jim has been tutoring students from the Literacy Council’s Basic Literacy...

Learner Spotlight: Meet Jamila
October 8, 2021October 8, 2021
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Learner Spotlight: Meet Jamila

Welcome to our monthly Learner Spotlight! We invite you to meet Jamila, our featured student this month in our “Learner Spotlight”.  Featured adult learners will represent all of the Literacy Council’s programs, including authors from Reflections: Voices of English Learners, the Literacy Council’s literary magazine, as well as other students. My name is Jamila. I...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Judy
September 13, 2021October 1, 2021
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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Judy

“The Literacy Council has been a wonderful way to get involved, make a difference, sharing with wonderful people from all walks of life.” This month’s Volunteer Spotlight recognizes Judy, a volunteer who recently joined the Literacy Council and completed tutor training in January this year.  Judy expressed interest in teaching a class, based on her...

Learner Spotlight: Meet Cristian
September 12, 2021October 1, 2021
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Learner Spotlight: Meet Cristian

Welcome to our monthly Learner Spotlight! We invite you to meet Cristian, our featured student this month in our “Learner Spotlight”.  Featured adult learners will represent all of the Literacy Council’s programs, including authors from Reflections: Voices of English Learners, the Literacy Council’s literary magazine, as well as other students. My name is Cristian, I’m...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Denise & Irene
August 10, 2021October 1, 2021
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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Denise & Irene

This month’s Volunteer Spotlight is a tribute to two truly amazing Literacy Council volunteer tutors, Denise D. and Irene R., for leading our Wednesday morning Advanced Conversation Class for over 11 years!  This class brings together friends, colleagues and new members every week at 10:00 a.m., starting up again each fall when families are back...