Literacy Coalition receives $1,000 grant

Monday, November 30, 2009

A grant has been awarded to the Greene County Literacy Coalition in the amount of $1,000.

This grant was due to the generosity of The Indiana Literacy Association and Verizon Reads. The grant money will be used for operating expenses and administrative costs.

The Greene County Literacy Coalition receives no federal or state dollars. Therefore, the Greene County Literacy Coalition operates on the generosity of contributions, grants and volunteers.

The Indiana Literacy Association is a state-wide literacy organization that receives money from Verizon and distributes the money to Indiana adult volunteer agencies through a competitive grant process.

Literacy is the foundation of learning. Because of this belief, the mission of the Greene County Literacy Coalition is to promote literacy by partnering with existing programs, developing new programs and increasing awareness of and involvement in the cause of literacy.

The Greene County Literacy Coalition provides free one-on-one tutoring for new adult readers, GED preparation and English as New Language learners. We provide tutoring at the Greene County Jail and Greene County Work Release Center. We also provide a book incentive program to all the Head Start students in the county.

If you are interested in becoming a tutor or know someone who could benefit from our services please call 384-4125 or e-mail .

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