Culpeper Literacy Council Announces Completion of ESOL Grant Program

Culpeper Literacy Council announced today that ESOL Grant Program received from The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is complete.

Laura Wood, Executive Director of the Culpeper Literacy Council, said, “As we come to the end of our grant period, I am thrilled at the outstanding progress our adult learners made in their studies this past school year. By receiving this grant, we were able to provide new relevant learning materials for our ESOL adult learners and provide professional development resources for our tutors.  Our adult learners focused this year on improving their grammar, increasing their pronunciation and improving their writing skills. Our adult learners are very dedicated to their studies and have received over 5,000 hours of instruction.  Additionally, CLC was able to train 20 new tutors this year in order to meet the demand of 70 new students.”

Rosa, one of CLC’s students’ writes, “Literacy Council is helping me in many ways to write, to understand, to do better in my job, to improve my skills talking in English. Now I can talk with my supervisors, the teachers of my children, and doctors. Literacy Council is a great foundation that gives confidence to the students and gives me the tools I need to do better and better.”

CLC student Lilian says, “CLC is not a common study center. It opens its doors to those who need to learn through daily support and motivation and to achieve self confidence. Each tutor shows devotion, charisma and concern that each student advances academically.”

Culpeper Literacy Council received $1,975 to support its Adult English as a Second Language Literacy Program in July, 2016. Funding for this project was made possible through the sponsorship of The Culpeper Minute Men Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, located in Culpeper, Virginia.

Culpeper Literacy Council began as a grass roots effort in 1987 to meet the need in the community for resources in basic adult educational services. Culpeper Literacy Council has grown tremendously over the last 30 years. CLC provides two distinct programs (ESL and Basic Literacy) to adults, age 18 years of age and older, who reside or work in Culpeper, VA. The ESL Program provides a variety of day and evening English classes to adult who desire to learn or improve their English skills. The Basic Literacy Program includes instruction to low literate (below a 6th grade level) adults who need to increase their skills in math, reading, or computers in order to accomplish their employment or other personal goals. All programs are provided through trained volunteers who serve the program as tutor instructors.

The DAR grants program was started in 2010. Funding is awarded to support projects in local communities which promote the organization’s mission areas of historic preservation, education and patriotism.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history and support better education for our nation’s children. Its members are descended from patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With 178,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations. To learn more about the work of today’s DAR visit www.DAR.org. For more about applying for a Special Projects Grant from DAR, visit www.dar.org/grants .

For more information, please contact Laura Wood, Executive Director at Culpeper Literacy Council (540-825-5804) or by visiting the website at www.culpeperliteracy.org

Updated: June 16, 2017 — 2:51 pm
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