Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Redlands Library : : Adult Literacy Program receives grant for computer workshops

Redlands Adult Literacy Program receives grant for computer workshops
Redlands Daily Facts: 2.07.2015 by Dottie Podolak, Adult Literacy coordinator at the A.K. Smiley Public Library.

Imagine not being able to read and write. Most of us cannot fathom the challenge this would pose in our everyday lives. However, the situation is real.

Right here in our community, there are those who do not have adequate reading and writing skills to write a note to their child’s teacher or read personal medical information. Whatever the reason might be for a particular learner not attaining literacy skills, the Redlands Adult Literacy Program exists to meet this critical need.

With a dedicated group of volunteers, the Adult Literacy staff supports anyone older than 18 with his or her goal to learn or improve reading and writing in English. Currently Redlands Adult Literacy serves more than 80 learners by pairing them with well-trained tutors.

Meeting weekly for instruction in English, our participants are able to achieve their personal goals. Their goals vary from finding employment, furthering their education or being able to fully participate in their children’s schooling. This, in turn, benefits our community by increasing employment, improving health and supporting families.

Recently, the Redlands Adult Literacy Program received The American Dream Starts @ your library grant. This grant is funded by the American Library Association and Dollar General.  READ MORE !

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