October 2013 graduates of LVGS tutor training in photo: from back row left – Rachel Santoro, Dennis Reilley, Kathleen Becker, John Bradley, Mike McMahon (trainer); front row from left: Cheryl Seifert, Donna O’Mahony, Joan Marc, Caroline Bianchi (trainer), Sharon Dellmore, Linda McGraw (trainer)
Adult literacy makes our community stronger! The possibilities are endless for an adult learning to read, write and speak English. Getting involved with LiteracyCNY promises to be one of the most fulfilling experiences you will ever have.
Click here to watch a video of LiteracyCNY Founder Ruth J. Colvin’s recent appeal for volunteers.
LiteracyCNY offers training for volunteers to work with adult literacy students:
* In one-to-one pairs
* In small group classes taught by credentialled instructors
* In oral English conversation practice groups
* In computer labs
Click here to watch a video of adult literacy students talking about their experiences.
For information about volunteer training opportunities, call LiteracyCNY Program Manager Robin Morgan at 315-471-1300 X173 or email her at email@example.com.
Office and Event Support
Provide assistance with preparing bulk mailings, data entry, answering the telephone, compiling workshop manuals, copying, and updating mailing lists. To inquire about volunteering in our office, call LiteracyCNY Operations Manager Betsy Lang at 315-471-1300 X172.
Do you have a special technical skill (e.g. Human Resources, Legal, Information Technologies) or talent (e.g. Graphic Arts, Writing and Editing, Fund Raising)? We are always looking for capable and interested people to join our Board of Directors to lend their expertise to our staff. To express interest, please send an inquiry and resume to our Executive Director, Marsha Tait, at mtait@LiteracyCNY.org.
Save the date! 2015 LiteracyCNY SCRABBLE Mania is coming soon! SCRABBLE Mania is an evening of food, fun, music, local celebrities, and competitive team SCRABBLE playing — all for the great cause of promoting adult literacy in our community. Don’t miss internationally acclaimed jazz musicians Ronnie Leigh and Marcus Curry – and celebrity emcees Ted & Amy from 93Q!
New This Year: Thanks to our enthusiastic sponsors and participants, we’ve outgrown another venue and are moving the event to the Oncenter!
When: Friday, January 30, 2015. Doors open at 5 p.m. All volunteers will be required to arrive by 4 p.m.
Where: The Oncenter, 800 South State St., Syracuse NY. Parking will be available at a reduced rate in the Oncenter garage.
To volunteer: Contact Operations Manager Betsy Lang by email at info@LiteracyCNY.org or 471-1300 X172 by Dec. 31, 2014. All event volunteers will be required to attend an event training this year.