News & Events

#GivingTuesday

  #GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. Literacy Connections is the only local organization serving adults who cannot function in a typical classroom due to low literacy skills or language barriers. We are committed to continuing to help these adults achieve […]

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Halloween Scavenger Hunt!

Join us virtually this Halloween season for a scavenger hunt fundraiser!  For $7, you get a copy of the hunt list when it is released on October 26th.  You have until October 30th to take selfies with all of the items and send us your completed photo log, and remember – the first person to send […]

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“Bee A Reader” Raffle Drawing on August 20

We may have had to cancel the Spelling Bee, but we still can have winners!  Raffle winners, that is.  We will be holding the drawing for our “Bee A Reader” Raffle on Thursday, August 20, 2020, beginning at noon.  The winners will be announced here on the website.

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Volunteers Are Still Fulfilling Our Mission

Even though our doors are still physically closed, many of our classes and one-to-one tutoring sessions have moved online.  Check out our May newsletter, the Literacy Connector, for more information about how we are continuing to work during the pandemic.

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Thank You, Volunteers!

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It’s Volunteer Week!

Our face-to-face activities may be suspended, but we still love our volunteers!  We really miss seeing folks in the office and at schools and in classes.  Hang in there – we look forward to getting together again when it’s safe to do so.

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UPDATE: Programs Suspended Until Further Notice

Our Executive Director and Board of Directors have announced that our office will continue to be closed and our programs suspended until further notice.  Despite these difficult times, we want to continue to serve our students and stay connected.  Our Adult Literacy coordinators have alternative means of instruction and learning to offer to our volunteer tutors, […]

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Coronavirus Resources: How to Get Help and Give Help

We’d like to share the following online resources for people who need help during the virus-related shutdown: Dutchess County United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region Orange County Columbia County Greene County Dutchess County and United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region are also looking for volunteers to help with emergency response. There are opportunities for people […]

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Update: Activities suspended through March 27, 2020

Due to the State of Emergency declared by Dutchess and other counties, all Literacy Connections activities and programs have been suspended through March 27, 2020.  Physical distancing is a necessary step to stop the spread of the virus and to protect those whose health is vulnerable, but keeping friendships alive is as important now as […]

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Important Cancellation Message

We have been closely monitoring the evolving situation on the Coronavirus outbreak and listening to the concerns of many of our volunteers and students. In an abundance of caution, Literacy Connections programs and activities will be canceled on March 16-20, 2020.  At the end of next week,  we will reassess the situation and may extend […]

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