Literacy Project Receives Grant from ProLiteracy’s National Book Fund

The Rockingham County Literacy Project has received a grant from ProLiteracy’s National Book Fund. The $2,000 grant is in the form of books, supplementary student materials, and teacher’s guides from New Readers Press, ProLiteracy’s publishing division.

The Literacy Project is a non-profit charitable and educational corporation that provides basic reading, writing, language, and math skills instruction to the citizens of Rockingham County who are in need of these basic skills. About 20-30% of Rockingham County adults have only basic reading skills, preventing them from reaching their personal and employment goals. Adults work with volunteer tutors for 2-3 hours per week, with materials provided free of charge by the Literacy Project.

The National Book Fund provides adult basic education and literacy programs throughout the United States with New Readers Press books and other educational resources needed to support their literacy initiatives. To date, ProLiteracy has distributed almost 1,500 grant awards totaling over $2.6 million worth of materials to organizations in 50 states and the District of Columbia. More than 384,000 adults, youth, and children improved their reading skills as a result of this initiative. Over 35,000 tutors and literacy volunteers have been supplied with the resources they need to provide direct literacy instruction to students.

For more information about the Rockingham County Literacy Project, contact Jean Light Kinyon, Executive Director, at 336.627.0007, or e-mail jkinyon@rcliteracyproject.org.

RCLP Librarian Penny Holliman Unpacking Books from National Book Fund