Tag Archives: Ruth Colvin

LiteracyCNY Set to Close this Week

Founder Ruth Colvin and board likely to return program to its roots as an all-volunteer service By Jeff Kramer Lawmakers are scrambling to save LiteracyCNY after the state denied critical funds to the nationally acclaimed program, forcing it to suspend operations effective this week. The 62-year-old organization, which served about 350 learners pre-Covid restrictions, was launched by Ruth Colvin, now 103. She was ... Read More »

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 »

Birthday of a Century

Literacy pioneer’s 100th birthday celebration to fundraise for adult literacy Read More »

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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 »