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Greenville Literacy Association's learning centers will close this Monday, January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Have a safe weekend!
Greenville, SC. January 10, 2017 Greenville Literacy Association is proud to welcome Eleanor Vaughn as the newest addition to their staff. Eleanor has been added as Development Coordinator, overseeing fundraising events and initiatives, supporting marketing and communications, and assisting with grant writing.
Eleanor brings years of experience in marketing, event planning, and education to GLA. Most recently, she was an English Instructor with Wetzel Languages. Prior to that, she helped execute events with La Bastide at the Cliffs Communities and worked as an overseas marketing contractor for Pong Research. She is a former GLA tutor and in 2015, she served on GLA’s 50th Anniversary Gala Steering Committee.
Jocelyn Slaughter, Executive Director of GLA, stated that “Eleanor brings a well-rounded perspective of our work and will play a key role in helping our organization implement long-term, sustainable fundraising initiatives.”
Greenville Literacy Association (GLA) has served Greenville, South Carolina, and surrounding areas for over 50 years. GLA is the largest community-based adult literacy program in South Carolina and is one of the most highly developed in the nation. GLA recruits and trains community volunteers to provide instruction for adults who need help with basic education, GED studies, WorkKeys test preparation, and English as a Second Language (ESL). The organization operates three fully-equipped and staffed learning centers across Greenville County and assists church and neighborhood literacy programs near these centers. For more information, call 864-467-3456 or visit the GLA website at www.greenvilleliteracy.org.
In the event of a delay or closing due to inclement weather, please note that Greenville Literacy Association will be listed under Private Schools on WYFF's television broadcast and on the WYFF website.
The Fall 2016 issue of Tutor Talk is here! In this issue, you will find information about our new Friends of GLA initiative and the Books and Brew kick-off, how to sign up to attend a lunch and learn about the implementation of "Career Pathways" into our ABE and ESL programs and of course tutor highlights. Read all about it by clicking here or on the image below.
Our Annual Awards ceremony was our chance to recognize and celebrate the achievements of our students and dedication of our volunteers. This year's ceremony was held at Brookwood Church in Simpsonville on Tuesday, September 20th. Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) students were celebrated for making one or more educational level gain, earning WorkKeys certificates, becoming a United States citizen or getting a GED. We also used the evening as an opportunity to honor and thank our volunteers for their service by acknowledging the number of hours they've dedicated to our agency and naming a Volunteer of the Year. Students and volunteers were encouraged to bring their families and small reception took place immediately following the ceremony.
September was National Literacy Month and Monday, September 26 - Friday, October 1 was National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week. We're celebrated by highlighting our students, volunteers and communities in local newspapers. We got things started with the article below (click on the picture to read the full article) which was posted in The Greenville News.
The article highlights the new Career Pathways adult education initiative and touches on ways in which the community can get involved at GLA. Also, featured is our Friends of GLA Kick-off, Books & Brew held at Upstate Craft Beer Co.
GLA would like to thank everyone who volunteered, donated and purchased books. The 2016 Really Good, Really Big, Really Cheap Book Sale was a great success because of you! We would also like to extend a special 'Really Big' thank you to all of this year's sponsors and businesses who donated goods, services and manpower. Your consideration is greatly appreciated!
Executive Director, Jocelyn Slaughter, joined WYFF News 4 Today's Myra Ruiz and Pamela Wright for an on-air interview promoting the 15th Annual Really Good, Really Big, Really Cheap Book Sale. The Sale took place August 12-14 at McAlister Square in Greenville.
Click the logo below for a link to video of the interview.
GLA Program Manager, Heidy Arroyave, recently talked to 94.5 WGTK-FM's Joey Hudson about the Really Good, Really Big, Really Cheap Book Sale which took place August 12-14 at McAlister Square in Greenville.
Click on the logo below for the link listen to the interview.