Faces of Literacy, a traveling exhibit comprised of 24 posters, was created to mark the 40th anniversary of the Delaware County Literacy Council (DCLC), a nonprofit that provides free literacy services to older adults. These portraits celebrate the strength, compassion, and accomplishment of the dedicated adults who are at the heart of this remarkable organization.
Adult students come to the Literacy Council with dreams of a better life. They strive to acquire the skills needed to tackle everyday tasks, to get and keep a family-sustaining job, or to advance to higher education. They come from every background, age group, and skill level. They may have dropped out of high school, or they may have immigrated to the United States from another country. Many of them have overcome significant barriers to study at the Literacy Council, and all must juggle adult responsibilities while taking these steps to improve their lives.
Volunteer tutors generously offer their time and talents to help their neighbors work toward self-defined goals. Tutors receive training and support from tutor trainers and DCLC staff members. DCLC teachers create a welcoming learning environment for students who sometimes need to be reassured that they can make progress.
Every nonprofit organization has stories to tell. What’s yours’?
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