Next Tutor Training will be on Dec. 7, 2013. Click here for details.
The most literate cities- yearly survey results. Where does Corpus Christi rank?
Imagine not being able to read… How would you use the internet… fill out a job application … communicate with your child’s teacher?
Millions of Americans cannot read well enough to get two facts from a newspaper article. Even in this day and age, one American adult in seven is illiterate. Fortunately, there are ways to escape from that situation. CBS News correspondent Byron Pitts
looks at some personal stories of illiteracy, including his own.
The grand opening of the Ben F. McDonald library, 4044 Greenwood Dr, 78416, on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, was a great success. Here are some clips from the event.
The functional illiteracy rate in Nueces County is 17%. That is almost one in five persons. For a county by county description of the illiteracy rate in Texas, click here. The Corpus Christi Literacy Council has been teaching adults to read since 1986.
Nationwide, adult literacy programs are struggling with budget cuts. You can donate to the literacy council by clicking “Donate Now” on the left side of this page, or call 857-5896.
A Strike for Literacy! bowling tournament was a great success on July 28, 2012. We are looking forward to next year already. Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 27, 2013.
Literacy Coalition: Special tutor training in conjunction with the other literacy councils in the region was completed May 15, 2012, Portland Tx. We had participation from Bee, Kleberg, Nueces, and San Patricio counties. Also special training for tutors was held Aug. 27 and 28, 2012. Check in with us for dates of future training opportunities.
Trivia Night Was resoundingly fun on Jan. 20. You may remember that the folks working on the new future water park -Hurricane Alley- on Aug. 19 somehow disrupted the water pipes leading to the Ortiz Center, leaving the facility without AC or water. No flushing, no event in Aug. But we regrouped and still had fun. We hope to repeat the experience soon. How does it work? Click here to find out.
Teach the Parent, Reach the Child*
Thanks to the Coastal Bend Community Foundation for their recent gift of $5,000.
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*The phrase, “Teach the Parent, Reach the Child” comes from the Adult Reading Center in Pearland, Tx. When we help an adult learn to read, we open doors for the whole family.
Corpus Christi Literacy Council is a member of the Executive Directors Council of the Coastal Bend