Literacy

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Director: Timothy Roe

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History:

The Literacy Coalition began in 1988.  Since then, volunteer tutors have been working to increase the literacy level of  Fulton County adults.

Some of the previous efforts have included English as a second language and working with families to increase awareness of the need for early childhood introduction to reading.

In addition, the Literacy Coalition provided, and still does, new books to children in Fulton County Head Start, Healthy Families, WIC, and all newborns delivered at Woodlawn Hospital.

In 2016 the Literacy Coalition was re-branded as Learn: A Project and officially became a department of the Fulton County Public Library.

 

Mission:

The vision of Learn is to create a presence in the library of learning. Tutors are considered research assistants to self-directed learners. The mission is to give individuals the tools necessary to learn and adapt.

Literacy is  understood as the engagement of relationships in one’s life. Literacies include reading, writing, mathematics, basic technological skills, and the list goes on. Decoding these disciplines are what define a literate individual.

It is the belief of the current director that the best teachers are those who are still learning. Learn is a community effort. Our hope is that in understanding the learning process, one can engage their community in ways that embrace compassion, simplicity, and humility.

 

Projects:

Zero: Need help with subjects ranging from numbers to study, ratios to technology? The focus includes financial literacy, computer skills, study basics, and understanding analysis.

Book: Tutoring in a one-to-one setting for anyone who struggles with reading. This includes ESL.

Noun: A project that promotes writing through journaling, inspiration, and studying lives of other writers.

Friend: Come read with a new furry friend. Our dogs are certified therapy animals. The dogs are used to assist adults and children with reading obstacles.

Hope:  Inquire about autism resources, the networking support group, and the annual conference in April that raises awareness of autism in the community.