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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Fishersville adult literacy program wins grants

"These contributions will go far toward training new tutors and providing teaching materials, as well as helping LEARN to keep abreast of health-related issues in our area, and to network with other community organizations," said Liz Williams, the nonprofit literacy organization's new program coordinator.
Verizon Reads gave LEARN a $5,070 grant to purchase laptop computers and Rosetta Stone American English software programs for use by LEARN's English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) learners and tutors.
LEARN also received a a collaborative $5,000 United Way grant enabling LEARN, the Waynesboro Area Learning Tree (WALT), and Casa de Amistad to participate in a "Linking Literacy and Technology for Change" project.
United Way also awarded $3,000 plus $1,109 in designations to LEARN, while the Augusta Health Foundation has contributed $1,000.