#TheLiteracyProject goes regional
On August 20, 2016, we supported the launch of #TheLiteracyProject, an effort to better engage kids (K-12) and adults in reading. The Metro-Atlanta launch is a good start, as the books and gift-cards donated are not only supporting Redemptive Life Christian Ministries in Conyers, GA with the creation of their library (thanks to help from a community partner, the Loganville-Conyers Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. [the Sigma Eta Lambda Chapter]), but to the August 27, 2016 launch in Winston-Salem, NC.
Last Saturday's event takes place at the Malloy-Jordan Cultural Center and Library in the eastern part of the city. It's an area with a rich history but sometimes is overlooked when it comes to economic and community development.
Based on what takes place on Saturday, especially with the Winston-Salem Writers and related community, along with Tate Consulting, at least 5 crates of materials from books to college readiness items are donated. Add the fact a young author by the name of Maurice is in the building, he receives a new backpack, gift-card to Barnes and Noble, and field level seats to the Tulane-Wake Forest season opening football game.
This Saturday, September 3, 2016, is the launch for the Chicago edition at Holy Angels Church in the Bronzeville community. The hope is just as the other sites, it brings multiple demographics of the community together to push literacy, reading, and learning, and can be a bridge-builder for other kinds of programs.
Reach out to us today so we can help you make it happen.