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When Life Let Her Down, Literacy Pulled Her Up
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on June 26, 2018 in categoryStudent Stories
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Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford (LVGH) helps 850 adults gain the literacy skills they need to succeed in life. One of these successful and inspiring learners is Myesha Simpson, and this is her story.

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2018-2019 International Literacy Projects


This year, thanks to donations from individual donors and foundations, we were able to provide $60,000 for nine literacy programs in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.

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Why Video Games are Good for Students
Posted by Ben Davis on June 14, 2018 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryMember Tips
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Looking at whether there’s a correlation between playing video games and learning will continue to gain popularity among teachers and students who are looking for an effective method to increase skills and test scores. The skeptics believe that there is no correlation between video games and improving test scores. But others increasingly see video games as a useful learning tool.


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Seasons of Lifeā€”Ages 40s to mid-50s
Posted by Wallace Barkins on June 13, 2018 in categoryFacts & Research
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Estate planning needs and goals change over the decades, but there are many ways to incorporate philanthropy into the plans.

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The Prison Reform Bill is a Move in the Right Direction
Posted by Ben Davis on June 07, 2018 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryNewscategoryAdvocacy
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Recently, President Donald Trump signed a pardon for Alice Johnson after meeting with Kim Kardashian West to talk about prison reformKardashian West’s primary focus was to ask for clemency to be granted to Alice Johnson, who was sentenced to life without parole for a nonviolent drug conspiracy charge and money laundering. However, their talk also focused on prison sentence reform and rehabilitation programs, which would include education funding.

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