Culture & Civic Life
The American Library in Paris
With its long and deeply involved history in France, The American Library in Paris has served as a cultural and artistic mecca since the 1920s. It...
The Literacy Council of Reading-Berks, located in Reading, Pennsylvania, was established in 1968. Its founding members, 13 women from various community groups, worked independently across Berks County to address the adult illiteracy crisis. By the 1980s, the council was incorporated as an official nonprofit organization and began operating out of a centralized location. It has continued to grow, and today, its mission is to enable people to better communicate with and contribute to their families, workplace, and community.
The council's programs focus on four key student outcomes: read and write proficiently, become a productive citizen, prepare for work, and achieve professional success. Programming includes English tutoring courses, high school equivalency classes, the English Forward Training Program for ESL volunteer tutors, and the Workforce Development Program for career preparedness. Through this array of services, the Literacy Council of Reading-Berks is a leading organization championing adult literacy.
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