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Literacy Volunteers of Seneca Co. recognized

Literacy Volunteers of Seneca County continue to earn recognition for its outstanding work in training tutors and students. The local chapter recently received full accreditation for four years from ProLiteracy, the national organization.In a message to the local affiliate, Ruth Colvin, the founder of Literacy Volunteers and an honoree at the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls wrote, “CONGRATULATIONS on your Accreditation to ProLiteracy. Quality training and management are keys to successful literacy programs, and YOU are doing it I want to send my personal congratulations – thanks.” Colvin continues to be “an active proponent for literacy and an outstanding role model for all of us,” said Seneca County’s executive director Arline Marino.Local literacy volunteers continue to work to make a difference in people’s lives. Tom Crocker, board president, reported that in February 12 tutors worked with 16 students, donating 133 instructional hours and 47 non-instructional hours for a total of180 hours. All instruction is free. Classes are scheduled at times theat are convenient for both tutors and students. More tutors and students are always welcome. Tutor training is free. To learn more about becoming a tutor, contact Kaaren Gerlach, program director, at 315-539-2927.Literacy Volunteers, a United Way organization, is supported by grants and donations from the public. To make a contribution, or to invite a Literacy Volunteers board member to speak to your organization, contact executive director Arline Marino at amarino@co.seneca.ny.us or write to Literacy Volunteers of Seneca County, 1 DiPronio Drive, Waterloo, NY 13165.

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