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2021 Scrabble® Mania Online Auction – May 15-31
May 10, 2021May 24, 2021
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2021 Scrabble® Mania Online Auction – May 15-31

The Literacy Council’s Scrabble® Mania Online Auction for Literacy opens for bidding at 12:00 noon Saturday, May 15 through 9:00 p.m. on Monday, May 31! Our auction opens the day of our virtual Scrabble Mania for Literacy event on Saturday, May 15. The proceeds from this auction will support our tutoring, community classes, parent and...

Learner Spotlight: Meet Silvia
May 2, 2021May 2, 2021
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Learner Spotlight: Meet Silvia

Welcome to our monthly Learner Spotlight! We invite you to meet Silvia, one of our students who will be featured each month in our new “Learner Spotlight”.  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 featuring student writing, as well...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Marianne Dacey
May 2, 2021June 1, 2021
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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Marianne Dacey

As a lifelong educator starting at the elementary school level working up  to adult education, the experience with the Literacy Council has always renewed my spirit. This month’s Volunteer Spotlight features Marianne Dacey.  Marianne began volunteering with the Literacy Council in 2003, when she completed tutor training.  Over the years, Marianne has worked with multiple Literacy...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Patrick Kennedy
April 11, 2021April 14, 2021
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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Patrick Kennedy

People … contribute to the larger society and that is a bit like throwing a pebble into a pond.  It is rewarding. Patrick Kennedy (Pat) sought out the Literacy Council after retiring in 2012 from his work with Health and Human Services and the Social Securities Administration. Pat’s wife, Therese, referred him to the Literacy...

Learner Spotlight: Meet Marina
April 9, 2021April 9, 2021
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Learner Spotlight: Meet Marina

Welcome to our monthly Learner Spotlight! We invite you to meet Marina, one of our students who will be featured each month in our new “Learner Spotlight”.  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 featuring student writing, as well...

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Flavia Abele
March 8, 2021March 10, 2021
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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Flavia Abele

“The way she acts makes me feel that she cares about me” Flavia Abele joined the Literacy Council in 2019 as a volunteer, helping weekly in the office as one of the core volunteer team to welcome adult learners and tutors as they arrived at the office, answer telephone inquiries, and help support day-to-day operations....

Learner Spotlight: Meet Amilcar
March 7, 2021March 10, 2021
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Learner Spotlight: Meet Amilcar

Welcome to our new monthly Learner Spotlight! We invite you to meet Amilcar, one of our students who will be featured each month in our new “Learner Spotlight”.  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 featuring student writing, as...

In Memory of Literacy Council Volunteers
March 2, 2021March 15, 2021
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In Memory of Literacy Council Volunteers

On February 26, 2021, Karen Lee Nagy passed away at the age of 77. After retiring in 2015 as an ESOL teacher, Karen began volunteering with the Literacy Council in 2016 as a tutor.  In 2017, she became one of the Council’s ESL Tutor/Student Coordinators, helping to match students with tutors and providing support to...

Book Club Explores “The Kite Fighters”
February 17, 2021February 17, 2021
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Book Club Explores “The Kite Fighters”

Written by Catherine Coundjeris, Book Club Facilitator and Writing Classes Instructor The Literacy Council’s bi-annual Book Club met in December for a discussion of The Kite Fighters by Linda Sue Park.  The book was suggested by student Y R. and led to a wonderful excursion through ancient times in Korea, the frolicking experience and inspirational...