Building A Better Community

 The Literacy Center's 2016 Annual Fund Appeal 

By the Numbers

       513                                 15                     7,152

students enrolled in class and/or tutoring                     students attained US Citizenship                     Tutor volunteer hours donated

           from 62 countries                                                                     27                        2,578

 speaking 32 languages                   earned high school equivalency      other volunteer hours donated

It is through your generous support that The Literacy Center is able to continue “Building a Better Community” by working with motivated adults who want to improve their lives. A great example is Henry Morales, a student in our daytime English Language Classes.

 Henry emigrated from Guatemala at 15, leaving school after only six months to support his family. He spent 10 years working at the Cumberland Farms warehouse and for the last 10 years at GeneralCable until he was let go as part of a massive layoff.

He has been accepted for training in a Building Technician program with the stipulation that he receive a high school equivalency. To achieve this, The Attleboro Career Center referred him to The Literacy Center.

 With that same innate work ethic that drove him to support his family, Henry is energized to develop the reading, writing and math skills that were not available to him at high school age. Spending over 20 hours a week, taking on more than the recommended assignments, and helping other classmates, his teachers find him a student to be emulated. Taking it even further, Henry is preparing for his citizenship test.

His optimism and perfect attendance are inspirational. His two biggest fans and supporters are his children, ages 11 and 18. Henry says his confidence has grown and he now feels comfortable talking to his daughter’s teacher. “I have transformed myself with the help of tutors and teachers. I can express myself better and I can write better.”

The example Henry sets as he works toward his goal of employment in the Building Trades encompasses The Literacy Center’s spirit of improving yourself and lifting those around you. Help us to continue this important work.

 
To Donate securely online hit the "Donate" button on the side of this page to go directly to PayPal.  Checks can be sent to 80 North Main St. Attleboro.  If you would like to make your donation in memory of of in honor of a person we would be glad to provide you with a card. 
 

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Adult Learning Opportunities

    Founded  in 1988 by a small group of dedicated volunteers under the leadership of the late Donna Morse, The Literacy Center builds community through adult education.  Contact us to find out more about our programs and volunteer opportunities.

The Literacy Center
80 North Main St.
Attleboro, MA 02703
(508) 226-3603 phone
(508)223-4047 fax 

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