Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Literacy in Indiana Gets a Boost

FORT WAYNE, Ind., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanks to Verizon telephone customers in Indiana who participated in the company's innovative Check Into Literacy program, the Indiana Literacy Association has received a $19,600 Verizon grant to help support adult literacy programs operated by volunteer literacy organizations across the state.

The Literacy Association will offer grants of up to $1,000 for existing literacy initiatives and up to $2,500 for startup programs at new locations. The association is accepting, applications through Sept. 15, 2008, from volunteer literacy organizations. Proposals must demonstrate how the organization is addressing the needs of adults with the lowest levels of literacy in the state.

"Literacy opens the door for individuals to broaden their horizons, to enhance their education and to reach their full potential," said Jane Kuemmerle, board chair of the Indiana Literacy Association. "Verizon's grant will help us to strengthen volunteer literacy organizations across the state that work tirelessly to give adults the tools and training they need to improve their literacy skills, achieve their goals and contribute to their communities."

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