LTE: “ATTLEBORO LITERACY CENTER” BY AMANDA BLOUNT

Dear Friends of The Literacy Center,

I feel like time is moving extremely slowly and blindingly fast at the same time. Just as we have started to get our arms around what it means to teach and support our students during this pandemic, I look up and three months have gone by!

 

It has been a challenging time for many and a time of learning for all.

 

To celebrate some of our many achievements, we will be holding a virtual Evening of Recognition on Thursday (June 25th) via Zoom. 

 

Click here to RSVP and we will send you the link!

Over the past three months, The Literacy Center has been grateful to receive over $70,000 from the Greater Attleboro Stronger Together Fund, the Community Foundation for Southeast MA, the City of Attleboro, the United Way, and a great group of individual donors.

 

These funds have gone directly to our students most in need – those who have lost their jobs and are struggling to support their families. TLC has provided rental and bill assistance to 67 families so far and we continue every day to find ways to help individuals and families who are struggling.

 

I want to sincerely thank everyone who has reached out and been part of this effort.

As we begin to imagine what the future of adult learning will look like under the new guidelines and restrictions put in place by the public health situation, Literacy Center staff have been working tirelessly to envision our teaching and tutoring environments – both in our building and via digital platforms.

 

While we have made great progress, we are not ready to open our doors to the public just yet. When we do, we want to be sure everyone feels safe, secure, and supported in the new setup.

For this reason, summer classes and tutoring will remain online, and our building will be closed, through August 31st.

We will be doing a substantial amount of planning over the summer with the hopes that our fall classes will be able to meet in person. In the meantime, please stay tuned for updates as we continue to innovate, create, and re-imagine ways to provide the highest quality and safest adult education possible.

While we are apart, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

 

Is there anything we can do for you? Do you have an idea for something we can do to stay connected? We would love to hear from you.

 

Please do not hesitate to email me or give me a call at (508) 399-1026. Until we can see each other again, please stay well.

Sincerely,

Amanda Blount

Executive Director

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