Tag Archives: LiteracyCNY

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 »

Observations from an English Language Learners Class

“Seriously, I’m not lying to you,” adult literacy instructor for LiteracyCNY Kevin Lucas said repeatedly to his English Language Learners (ELL) class. He was trying to explain the punctuation to end a sentence is known as a period. “Online and websites — that’s a dot.” LiteracyCNY enrolled more than 450 students last year. Funding is provided by a mix of ... Read More »

Current Issue

This month’s cover story spotlights local literacy pioneer who is set to celebrate a milestone birthday. Ruth Colvin will be honored with a 100th birthday party celebration Nov. 18 – thrown by the local agency she launched 55 years ago. Her early efforts to increase adult literacy grew to an international movement, but started simply through community networks right here ... Read More »