Literacy Partners, Inc.
September 22, 2010
I became involved with Literacy Partners as a volunter on the special events committee. In keeping with our mission, we are committed to events which are linked to books and reading.
Visiting classes if very moving, it's wonderful to see the commitment of students struggling to sound out words and improve their reading skills. Working with Fleet Bank (now Bankof America) we created the Fleet Scholars, a program to support and sponsor particular students. In honor of past board member Sonny Sloan we helped fund a class room at headquarters which is dedicated to her. Supporting Literacy Partners enables us to increase the number of adult New Yorkers we are teaching to read. We are hoping to obtain additional and improved teaching computers and to expand programs to teach particular practical skills. The board is made up of particularly committed members who contribute time and real effort toward helping the organization function effectively.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Visiting classes I have had the chance to meet and talk with students and to see and hear how grateful they are to learn to read and to be able to function better in their daily lives.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
seeing the delight of adults who find themselves able to read.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
very committed and innovative in their approach to developing effective ways to teach and to measure results.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
teach even more students how to learn to read. In addition the staff could further develop effective teaching methods and take a leadership role in helping other groups learn how to teach more successfully.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every month
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Board Member & I have helped arrange fundraising events, visited programs, helped create programs.