LITERACY CENTER NEWS
Our Student Stories
I’m from Guatemala. In Guatemala I spoke two languages. In my village we speak a Mayan language. I learned Spanish in school.
Student: Magdalena Simon
Thank you for attending the Ball
Friday night was an awesome night for acknowledging how great it was having so many attend our first Masquerade Ball event and support the mission of the Literacy Center of Milford.
The Center has come a long way since our first director in 1994. Twenty years later we are experiencing both a banner year and new era for the Center on so many levels, including extending our tutoring services to include West Haven and Stratford this year.
We have also launched a new logo, web site makeover, and expanded our services to include computer literacy and an after school reading program at West shore Middle School.
Thank you to our sponsors- The Milford Bank, Cohen and Wolf, Bic Corporation, Junior Woman’s Club of Milford, Village Vogue, Briarpatch Enterprises, Bridge House Restaurant, Fischer and Fischer Law Firm, Mager and Mager Law Firm, CA McInnis and Associates, Ct Property Appraisers and Shop Rite of Milford. Donors, sponsors and volunteers have made this non profit’s dreams come true! Your continued support continues to define the Literacy Center as the place of growth, learning, and love for so many in need of basic literacy in our community. Here’s to another 20 years!
TUTOR LINK WORKSHOP
The Literacy Center of Milford and local area literacy centers are hosting a TUTOR LINK workshop for tutors on November 15 at Harborside Middle School. Click here for more information.
LOOKING FOR AFTER SCHOOL READERS AT WEST SHORE MS
Help Local Youngsters Go to the Head of the Class!
The Literacy Center of Milford is currently looking for volunteers to participate in the Center’s “SUPERSTAR” child-focused literacy initiative: the SUPERSTAR Reader After-school program. If you’re motivated, ready to read aloud and open up the imagination of a child whose reading skills need strengthening, please consider this rewarding opportunity.
“The Center can supply the books, reading-involved games, and activities, as well as a safe and fun place in which to read for a child who requires extra coaching — either individually or together with family members,” says Tami Jackson, the Center’s executive director. “All we need are enthusiastic volunteers with gusto to read and willing to devote their energy and time for several hours a week in taking kids to their next literacy step.”
All prospective volunteer tutors will be interviewed by the Center’s staff. No prior experience is required for this role. Also, staffers will be available at all times to assist volunteers for both programs.
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