Literacy Source, a non-profit based here in Fremont, began twenty-eight years ago with an emphasis on Adult literacy instruction in the North Seattle area. Since that time they have grown to offer a variety of programs in addition to Adult Basic Education such as English as a Second Language, citizenship classes, and a high school diploma program.
With their expanding programs Literacy Source has also expanded their reach. In addition to offering classes at the Center in Fremont they partner to provide offsite classes at correctional facilities, schools, community centers, and churches throughout Seattle.
This month Literacy Source has seeking support from the community for the Student Book Fund. They hope to purchase the following materials with donors generous contributions:
- Sets of books for our student Book Club.
- Materials for our Adult Basic Education and ESL classes.
- Books for students at a variety of reading levels that can be checked out.
- Curriculum resources for volunteer tutors and instructors.
- Audio books for students to listen to and read-along with.
- Workbooks for student and tutor pairs.
However, Literacy Source aims to make this a literary campaign as well! All donors who contribute a gift of $25 or more by the end of March will be entered into a drawing. In this unique drawing two donors will be selected on April 1st and be asked to submit a short list of their favorite books. Fellow Seattleite, Author, NPR contributor, and of course, Librarian Nancy Pearl will take these lists and each will receive a personalized list of five book recommendations.
There is less than a week left in the campaign, to make your contribution head here.
Also, the 2014 Literacy Source Breakfast which last year raised $90,000 for programs will be held at SPU on May 7th, you can find registration here.