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Family Literacy Center
July 15, 2012

The Family Literacy Center was recently selected as a finalist for the Michigan Governor's 2012 Service Awards! Their staff generously serves our community through one-on-one tutoring for children and adults; providing workshops for preschool and elementary age parents; and assisting numerous clients to prepare them to successfully get their G.E.D.s. The Family Literacy Center holds strong partnerships with our local school districts, public library, and Michigan Works! to ensure our community members have skills for future education and employment. If there is a need in our community, FLC will find a way to support. Further, the board members, volunteers, and community members give generously throughout the year to support the work of the Center. They hold "Camel Races" in the fall, and a spring dinner and silent/live auction that raises significant funds. I am so fortunate to be on the Board of the FLC, and am so proud of the work that this organization does non-stop to support our families in Lapeer County!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Board Member

Family Literacy Center
February 12, 2011

The Family Literacy Center in Lapeer has been a key partner in promoting and supporting literacy efforts in our school district. They have provided a number of programs to our staff, parents and students over the past several years. From one-on-one literacy tutoring after school and in the summer, to family programs that help parents prepare and support their preschoolers and school-age children for learning, to programs that show our paraprofessionals the challenges of learning disabilities, the FLC has been there to enhance the lives of our community members and kids. Despite the economic hardships of our community and state, the FLC continues to obtain support through generous donors and creative fundraising activities, such as the "camel races" and an annual auction and dinner. Of course, maintaining support gets more and more challenging, and the literacy support from this organization is so valuable to our community. Thank you, Lapeer FLC, especially you volunteer who give your time to our children and families!

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing how our students, families, and staff respond positively to the services of the FLC. Two years ago, we began to partner in the summer to provide one-on-one tutoring services through FLC during our Title I summer school.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand its resources to include a writing center and additional volunteers. Collaborate to add specific services to support middle school students.

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & I collaborate with this organization on behalf of Lapeer Community Schools.

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