Tag Archives: Literacy

Literacy Creates a Sustainable Community

This month’s cover story spotlights local literacy pioneer Ruth Colvin who is set to celebrate a milestone birthday. During a Birthday of a Century — set for Nov. 18 – Colvin’s work for the past 55 years to increase adult literacy will be celebrated along with establishing an endowment in her name to keep her local legacy going. Money raised ... Read More »

Boosting Adult Literacy

Local agency helps grow readers with one-on-one tutoring With a mission to not only teach adults who can’t read how to read, but to help non-English speakers learn the language, LiteracyCNY works to strengthen the community by increasing adults’ proficiency skills. With a wait list averaging 85-100 deep, this local agency — which is the legacy holder of literacy pioneer ... Read More »

Train to be a Volunteer Literacy Tutor

Fact: 1:5 adults in Onondaga County and 1:4 adults in the City of Syracuse have functional literacy needs. Starting in October, a Six-Week Training Workshop on Adult Basic Literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday mornings at ProLiteracy, 1320 Jamesville Ave., Syracuse. The training begins promptly at 9 a.m. Tuesday, ... Read More »