10th Annual Reading Between the Wines – “Celebrating 10 Years of Living Learning & Literacy”

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LEE COUNTY –

To help a child, invest in adult literacy. Imagine for a moment, what it would be like not being able to read. For some, this is a reality. More than 43 million adults in the United States lack basic work skills like literacy, numeracy and problem-solving. One in four Alabamians is functionally illiterate with more than 24,000 men and women in Lee County alone.

The Lee County Literacy Coalition’s mission
continues to increase access and leverage technology to meet the demand for literacy services. The pandemic has illuminated this urgent necessity.

LCLC’s advocacy includes adults who have, through a multitude of circumstances, been left in the margins to navigate the barriers illiteracy brings. Learners are paired with tutors for online or in-person assessments and sessions, live webinars and on-demand options. Other topics include financial, health, digital/workplace and an ESL book club.

We are equally committed to engaging the next generation of philanthropic leaders and have offered internships and AmeriCorps VISTA opportunities to talented undergraduate and graduate students. LCLC will host its 10th Annual Reading Between the Wines on Thursday, April 28, at 6

p.m. at Legacy at Serenity Farms located at 1995 W Farmville Road in Auburn.

Join us for an evening to remember that serves a great cause. The event features a wine tasting, dinner, music and other surprises. Auburn University’s own Jonathan E. Taylor will be the featured speaker. Donation for a table of 10 is $1,000 with individual seats for $100. For more information, visit www.leecountyliteracy.org/reading-between-the-wines-2022 or call 334-705-0001. Your generosity is critical to our success.

About the Lee County Literacy Coalition. LCLC is a non-profit agency dedicated to helping adults learn to read, write, and use mathematics and computers at a level necessary to succeed and thrive. Learn more at www.leecountyliteracy.org.

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