Spring is here, and so are the 2019 Ultimate Discount Cards! The Discount Card offers a year of discounts for only $12. The card pays for itself in discounts after a few uses – carry it in your wallet so that you are always prepared to save money at your favorite shops, restaurants, and more. […]
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Tutoring students one-on-one; reading with young children every week in school; teaching English language classes; helping with events. Our volunteers do it all! To show how grateful we are for the time and talents that our volunteers bring to Literacy Connections, we’re having a little party! From Monday, 4/8 through Thursday, 4/11, volunteers are invited […]
It is that time of year when cold and slippery weather can derail our plans. Literacy Connections’ main office in Poughkeepsie follows the Poughkeepsie and Arlington school districts for snow closings. If Poughkeepsie or Arlington is closed for the day, there will be no Literacy Connections classes at the office. Visit the Poughkeepsie and Arlington […]
For an impact that will last well beyond the holiday season, consider giving the gift of literacy! With a donation to the Friends of Literacy campaign, you can help an adult student: earn a High School Equivalency diploma become a U.S. citizen improve her reading enough to get a better job learn to read books […]
We are so grateful for all who have donated on and around #GivingTuesday to get our Friends of Literacy campaign off to a great start. Our goal this year is $10,000, and we are on our way! #ThankfulThursday
Happy Thanksgiving from Literacy Connections! Our offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23, to allow our staff, tutors, and students to enjoy time with their families.
November is here, and we are getting a jump on Thanksgiving with a shout-out to our volunteers! Last year our volunteers donated over 12,000 hours to help adults and children develop the critical skills of literacy. These fantastic folks plan lessons, teach small groups, tutor and read one-on-one, coordinate fundraising events, and scour the library […]
Great event at Cross Court for our first annual Bastille Day Tennis fundraiser! And delicious cake (and food) we had along with a wonderful night of tennis benefiting Literacy Connections. Thank you Valerie Wolf Gropper, Bobby and Rachel for a fabulous and fun evening.
Did you know the impacts of Low Literacy? A high school drop out earns about $240,000 less than a graduate and pays about $60,000 less in taxes. The average 45 year-old high school dropout is in worse health than the average 65-year old high school graduate. High school dropouts have a life expectancy that is […]
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