March 8 town hall meeting looks at Project Read’s future

by Roberta Roth on March 4, 2012

Project Read Menlo Park

Literacy Partners is hosting a town hall meeting in support of Project Read-Menlo Park on Thursday, March 8, from 7:00to 8:00 pm at the Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma Street.  At that meeting, the community will be updated on how Project Read is addressing illiteracy and the need to expand its impact in light of decreased government funding.

“Adult literacy is a significant issue for our community. We’d like to have a conversation with the community about the surprising rate of illiteracy in Menlo Park and what can be done about it” said Tim Grow, Literacy Partners Chair.

In San Mateo County, 15% of the adult population is functionally illiterate. Since 1985, Project Read-Menlo Park has been addressing this urgent need to improve basic literacy skills among adults and their families, who can then engage more effectively at home, at work, and in our community.

At the meeting:

  • Literacy Partners board members will provide an update on how Project Read is addressing illiteracy and the need to increase its impact in spite of a 20 percent loss in funding.
  • Tutors and learners will discuss how Project Read has made a difference in their lives.
  • The community will learn how to get involved in championing the power of literacy to improve people’s lives.

Light refreshments will be served; RSVP, timgrow4@gmail.com. For more information about Project Read-Menlo Park call 650-330-2525, email rlroth@menlopark.org or visit the organization’s website.

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