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A Simple Twist of Fate: Dennis and Densel
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on April 04, 2018 in categoryStudent Stories
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The Literacy Council of Grand Island (LCGI) helps adults across Grand Island, Nebraska in the literacy skills necessary to communicate, grow, and thrive in the community. We want to share the story of a dedicated LCGI tutor and his inspirational student, and the wonderful friendship that emerged during their time together.


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Volunteer Stories: A Most Rewarding Experience
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on March 15, 2018 in categoryStudent Stories
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As a single mother from Somalia with two children, Teamir Melaku needed help developing her English language skills. Additionally, she had a goal to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). To do so, she needed to pass the CNA test, which she had already attempted two times.

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Stories from the Volunteers: Motivated to Make a Change
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on March 07, 2018 in categoryStudent Stories
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Win is a one-on-one volunteer tutor at Read Muskegon in Muskegon Heights, MI. Volunteers like Win really get to know the learners and are witnesses as the learning and transitions unfold. Here is a Q&A with this inspiring adult literacy volunteer.


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Career Driven Auto Shop Owner Fulfills Life with Literacy
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on February 21, 2018 in categoryStudent Stories
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No matter how old a person is, learning to read and write is possible, and it can change a life. Norman Brown, a native of Bakersfield, CA, one of America’s least literate cities, was 47 when he learned to read.

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A Volunteer’s Perspective: Taking Teaching Off The Bucket List
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on February 06, 2018 in categoryStudent Stories
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Each month, we will share the stories of inspirational and hard-working adult literacy volunteers. The individuals who volunteer their time to teach adults to read are helping to change the world one learner at a time.

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