Sunday, October 23, 2016

ProLiteracy Celebrates Longtime LAPL Literacy Volunteer Mary Anne Nelson

ProLiteracy Celebrates Longtime Literacy Volunteer Mary Anne Nelson
READ: Fall 2016 by Literacy Manager Kelly Tyler
A newsletter written by students  and tutors

Literacy Coordinator Carolyn Barelli and I attended a luncheon this July to celebrate the contributions of longtime literacy volunteer Mary Anne Nelson. Nelson was a longtime trainer and supervising trainer for California Literacy, a statewide coordinating office for community-based and library-based programs. Mary Anne was active in state and national conferences for many years.

After Nelson retired from actively training, she remained an active tutor in the Los Angeles Public Library until spring of this year. She was an active tutor with the Los Angeles Public Library since the program began in 1984.

Nelson’s continued commitment to literacy was most recently evident when she established the Mary Anne Nelson Training Fund with ProLiteracy, a national organization that promotes adult literacy. This permanent scholarship will be used to help tutor trainers with professional development materials, travel, and other support.  READ MORE @

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