Taking into consideration the health and safety of all who are a part of our Spell Rite Spelling Bee, we have made the decision to cancel the event scheduled for September 25.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the event in April 2021.
We wish everyone continued good health and safety during these challenging times.
We are researching ways to reach our learners without face to face interaction so that we are able to continue our mission to improve Literacy on the Shore. We need your help in identifying ways that we can do that-given the spotty internet service here. We have used Zoom successfully with DSL and fiber but are unsure if that would work using satellite services. If you have used Zoom or another visual networking solution via satellite internet can you please let us know how it worked? Have you used a service with a community "hot spot"? Any advice is welcome and much appreciated.
Please read this important information and share it on your personal Facebook pages. This is a terrible response rate and will impact our future.
"Local Census2020 response as of 5/10/2020
Accomack – 31.8%- Northampton – 35.1%
The final response 2010 was 35% Accomack and 36.3 Northampton.
It’s not too late to respond to the 2020 Census while being safe and practicing social distancing at home via online or via calling 844-330 2020. Once you have responded, please encourage your family, friends, and loved ones to complete the census via social media and emails The less people respond – the more volunteers will have to visit people at home – not a good idea.
Responding to the census is important because it helps inform funding for key public services for your community like libraries, education programs and schools, hospitals and healthcare, roads and bridges, and emergency and disaster response. Encourage people to respond online at https://my2020census.gov/
Want to see your town response rate? Go to above website, click on top left “Get the facts” pull down menu and select “Response map”. Choose Virginia then either City or County.
This information is courtesy of University of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Foundation.
Are you shocked by these statistics? We are always looking for tutors and now is a great time to email us if you are interested. Once we are all out and about again we will need new tutors for our learners.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Eastern Shore Literacy Council Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Rose Rulon as Executive Director. Rose comes to the Literacy Council with over 20 years of work experience with local non-profit organizations, including the Eastern Shore of Virginia Chamber of Commerce and ESVA Tourism Commission, the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, and the YMCA of South Hampton Roads. Since retiring as Business Director at the Eastern Shore Family YMCA in 2015, Rose has been working part-time at YMCA Camp Silver Beach.
“This is a time of opportunity and growth for the Eastern Shore Literacy Council. Rose brings with her the talents, enthusiasm and confidence needed to move the organization forward,” stated Steve Doan, Board President.
Rose said, “Literacy is more than just reading. It’s about increasing knowledge and it’s about succeeding. I’m excited to be working with an energetic board of directors, staff, volunteers, tutors and most of all the learners, as we build on 34 years of service to the community and continue developing programs and partnerships to provide free tutoring opportunities for adults needing to improve literacy skills.”
The Eastern Shore Literacy Council provides adults over the age of 18, with the very lowest literacy levels, tutoring through two programs: Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). All instruction is free. After successful completion of ESLC programs, learners are eligible to take GED and other programs offered by the Eastern Shore Community College.
We are looking forward to Spell Rite Adult Spelling Bee on 9/25/20- Save the Date! All tickets already sold will be honored for the new event. Shown is last year's Eastern Shore Community College Team.
The Literacy Council will not be open for visitors or holding any classes or tutoring sessions until further notice.
The Literacy Council will not be open for visitors or holding any classes or tutoring sessions until further notice. We will be in the office part-time, checking phone messages when we are in, and monitoring our email daily. Please email or leave us a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Please protect yourselves by minimizing contact with other individuals and following guidelines from our health professionals. Stay safe everyone!
The Eastern Shore Literacy Council has made the decision to reschedule the Spell Rite Adult Spelling Bee planned for 4/17 over concern for the residents of the Shore. We will be contacting anyone who has already purchased tickets to offer a refund as well as contacting sponsors. If anyone has purchased tickets with cash, you can email the office at email@example.com or call 789-1761 for refunds. The tickets will be honored at a TBD future date for the event.