The Rockingham County Literacy Project has received a grant from The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation. The $1,000 grant will be used to employ a part-time Assessment/Retention Specialist, who will interview new students, assess them, develop prescriptive educational plans for students, and meet with tutors to suggest improvements in teaching methods and materials.
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.
Juan Austin, Community Affairs Manager for North Carolina (except Greater Charlotte) and South Carolina, The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation, states, “Our mission at The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation is to build strong and vibrant communities, improve the quality of life, and make a positive difference. Your organization is vital in accomplishing these goals and many others. We are proud to support your organization’s commitment to the community.”
For more information about the Rockingham County Literacy Project, contact Jean Light Kinyon, Executive Director, at 336-627-0007, or visit www.rcliteracyproject.org.