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TCC participates in Literacy Week with book drive, recognizes community partners

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (September 24, 2013) – According to the latest National Assessment of Adult Literacy, 93 million adult Americans function below the high school education level. Tallahassee Community College’s Adult Education program assists these adults on a regional level, changing lives through GED and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programs. This week, September 23 – 29, TCC is participating in National Adult Education & Family Literacy Week, raising awareness of the issues its programs address and the work being done by its local partners.
 
As part of its participation in Literacy Week, the College is collecting children’s books for the Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend’s city-wide book drive. The Coalition is dedicated to making sure that children of the Big Bend are prepared for success in school. To participate in the book drive, members of the TCC community can drop off donations in marked boxes at the Workforce Development building or Student Union.
 
The Literacy Volunteers of Leon County (LVLC) is another vital partner of TCC Adult Education. LVLC enables trained volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring with adults, helping them to learn how to read and write, or speak English, at no cost to the student. TCC helps train LVLC’s volunteers, who in turn work with TCC’s adult education students in reading and math.
 
“I think one of the most amazing things about this week is the relationships and collaborations it highlights,” said Harriett Abrams, adult education coordinator at TCC. “From the national level, to the state and local levels, it’s great to see respect being paid to the important work being done by so many people at so many organizations. At TCC, we’re dedicated to being ‘the partner of choice’ for community organizations, and in the area of adult education, we’re thrilled that our students benefit from TCC’s strong partnerships with the Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend and the Literacy Volunteers of Leon County.”
 
To learn more about National Adult Education & Family Literacy Week, visit the National Coalition for Literacy’s website. For more information on the working being done by TCC’s local partners, visit literacyvolunteersleon.org and elcbigbend.org.
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