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 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 gains, 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 a 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.  To celebrate, we are highlighting our students, volunteers and communities in local newspapers. We kicked things off 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. Our Friends of GLA Kick-offBooks & Brew held at Upstate Craft Beer Co. was also featured.

 

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.

 

GLA has partnered with Rotary Club of Greenville and Greenville Technical College to help our students overcome barriers and pursue job skills training while they are enrolled in our programs.

This piloted program has students enrolled in our classes, working towards a GED as usual. However, at the same time, those students are also enrolled in Greenville Technical College Quick Jobs for the Future program focusing on a career in healthcare or manufacturing. Greenville Rotary provides scholarships to cover the cost of Quick Jobs programs. 

This partnership was recently featured in an article in the Upstate Journal of Business

For a link to the full article, click on the image below.

 

 

 

The Board of Directors of the Greenville Literacy Association has named Jocelyn Slaughter as Executive Director.  As chief executive officer, Slaughter will provide strategic leadership and manage the professional staff to deliver excellent adult literacy programs and services in Greenville County. Slaughter replaces Carol Browning who retired from the role in December. 

Board President Dale Stewart said, "I am confident that Jocelyn Slaughter will be an outstanding leader for Greenville Literacy Association. Her understanding of non-profit leadership will help GLA continue to fulfill its mission to enrich our community by increasing the literacy and employability of our citizens."

Slaughter has more than six years of non-profit leadership, marketing and fundraising experience with Miracle Hill Ministries. In 2013, she served as president of the South Carolina Piedmont Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.  Prior to her non-profit career, Slaughter held marketing and analysis roles at Michelin North America, Intec Video Systems, Maxon Lift Corporation, Bank of America, and BP Oil Company.

Slaughter holds a bachelor's degree in economics and English from Amherst College and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business.  Slaughter is also a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), holds a nonprofit management certificate from Duke University, and is a graduate of Leadership Greenville Class 40.

 Jocelyn Slaughter - Executive Director