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30 Dec

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Literacy Volunteers of Buffalo & WNY Call for Volunteers

16 May

LITERACY VOLUNTEERS ANNOUNCES NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO BECOME VOLUNTEERS!

INFO SESSIONS PLANNED FOR THOSE WITH DESIRE TO HELP FOLKS LEARN TO READ AND/OR SPEAK ENGLISH-SESSIONS PLANNED IN TONAWANDA AND AMHERST TOO!

WHAT: Literacy Volunteers will hold “Power of Words” Information/Orientation sessions to showcase the organization and its’ multi-faceted work, and to present volunteer opportunities that are screaming to be filled. We currently have 63 students waiting to be matched with a tutor.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 14th at 8 am at LV

Thursday, May 22nd at 7 pm at Brighton Place 999 Brighton Tonawanda

Wednesday, May 28th at 6 pm at LV

Thursday, May 29th at 7pm at Barnes & Noble, 1365 Niagara Falls Blvd.

WHERE: Literacy Volunteers Headquarters (LV) 1313 Main Street at the corner of Riley/Parking lot and entrance in the back

***UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED such as May 22 and May 29***

WHO: All those who want to do something positive-that will truly help turn someone’s life around!

WHY: Because if you don’t do it who will?????

Because 30% of the City of Buffalo and 20% of Erie County are functionally illiterate!! 43% of adults with the lowest literacy skills live in poverty. 76% of adults on public assistance are functionally illiterate. Recent studies indicate that over half of Buffalo’s children enter kindergarten without the necessary skills to succeed. Our students achieve success as a result of our services.

For more information, contact Tracy Diina at 876-8991 or 208-1064

http://www.literacybuffalo.org