Delaware County Literacy Council (DCLC) marked its 40th year of providing free literacy services to local adults with a poignant photography exhibit called "Faces of Literacy" (photographs by Andy Shelter Photography; design by Amy Pollack of Twist 'n' Shout Graphic Design).
Now the exhibit is going on tour throughout Delaware County, starting with the Marple Public Library, 2599 Sproul Road, Broomall PA 19008. Twelve of the twenty-four photographs from "Faces of Literacy" are currently on display in the lobby of the Marple Public Library and will remain there to be enjoyed for the entire month of February.
The “Faces of Literacy” exhibit features adult students, volunteer tutors, and other individuals and groups who have had a significant impact on the work of the Literacy Council. Headlines and descriptive paragraphs help bring the Literacy Council's important work to life. One photograph titled “Workplace Impact” highlights Dave Bennett, a volunteer firefighter in Crum Lynne, and tells the story of his efforts to earn his GED and land a family-sustaining job.
The exhibit will be on display in the Springfield Township Library during May 2016 and will be a Swarthmore Friends of the Arts exhibit in Swarthmore Borough Hall in January 2017. We'd love for you to visit "Faces of Literacy" when it comes to your neighborhood, and we extend our sincere gratitude to the libraries and groups that have agreed to host the exhibit.
For information about hosting the exhibit at your corporate or community venue, please contact Susan at email@example.com or 610-876-4811.
Adult student Warren Wright (at left in photo) "loves to question the 'whys' and 'why nots' of what people assume," says his volunteer tutor Jeff Haviland. This quality was just one of the reasons Jeff nominated Warren for DCLC's Student of the Month award.
Warren also "connects the things we learn to real-world applications," according to Jeff. Warren is such an enthusiastic student that he readily offers to speak to prospective DCLC tutors and DCLC students to let them know all he is getting out of the program. Warren's reading level has increased by several grade levels since he started at DCLC in 2014, and Warren has also made great improvements in math.
Congratulations, Warren, on being named April 2015 Student of the Month!
Adults interested in GED preparation, English as a Second Language (ESL), or Basic Literacy instruction or tutoring should contact DCLC at 610.876.4811 to learn about the intake process. New students will be enrolled in orientation sessions throughout 2013. Services available include classes, small-group instruction, and one-on-one tutoring at various Delaware County locations. Read more ….
Free training for new volunteers who will tutor in Adult Basic Education (ABE) or English as a Second Language (ESL) is offered throughout the year. The next ABE Tutor Training will be held Saturdays, March 12 and 19, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with a follow-up session on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The next ESL Tutor Training will be held Saturday, March 19, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Monday/Wednesday, March 21 and 23, 2016, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with a follow-up session on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. All trainings are held at the Delaware County Literacy Council, 2217 Providence Avenue, Chester PA 19013. Attendance at all sessions and pre-registration are required.
Call 610.876.4811 to discuss volunteer opportunities and the application process, or read more about how to become a volunteer tutor.
The DCLC building will be closed Monday, February 15, 2016, in honor of Presidents' Day. Please note that DCLC closes for inclement weather when both Upper Darby School District and Chester Upland School District close due to weather conditions.
Join a group of DCLC tutors and other book lovers in reading a work of literature each month to promote reading and to share ideas about the books that are read.
The “One Book...One Literacy Council” group will next meet on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at Noon, to discuss To Kill A Mockingbird and
The meeting will take place at DCLC, 2217 Providence Avenue, Chester PA 19013. Feel free to bring your lunch to this informal gathering. All are welcome. No RSVP is required.
Participants also can post their reactions to the book on our blog.
The “One Book...One Literacy Council” group reads books of mutual interest and meets regularly (usually the second Monday of the month) to discuss them. To learn which books have been discussed previously by the group, read our list of past books.