Low-Literacy + Pandemic = Increased Need

As Executive Director Amy Goodman says, “2020 has been a curious journey.” That’s undoubtedly true. And some of the challenges we’ve faced this year will likely continue into 2021.

I’ve had the pleasure and privilege of working with Washtenaw Literacy for many years. In that time, I’ve come to learn that navigating through a crisis like the global pandemic and all the chaos that it has brought is exponentially more difficult for the low-literate. Low-literacy is linked to job and food insecurity in the best of times, and today we face a crisis of global magnitude. Fueled by a team of trained and dedicated volunteers, Washtenaw Literacy is uniquely positioned to help adults achieve their goals. But demand exceeds resources.

Please attend the House Party — it will be a great evening and provide an opportunity to learn more about this amazing agency. And when you support the agency with a donation or by volunteering your time, you can rest assured that donations go toward programming, not to brick and mortar. Ending illiteracy is the first step toward solving many other world problems. Please help.

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