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.
ProLiteracy's 2018-19 Annual Statistical Report is here! The report is a compilation of the data received from the Annual Member Survey that ProLiteracy Organizational Members are asked to complete.
A few highlights and trends from this year’s report include:
55% of programs have student waiting lists—down 13 percentage points in 5 years
The number of programs utilizing PAID instructors has increased by 4 percentage points since last year
36% of programs offer digital literacy—up 17 percentage points in only 8 years
ProLiteracy uses this valuable data to advocate nationally on behalf of its member organizations. We also encourage members to use Statistical Report data to assist with their advocacy, awareness, and fundraising efforts locally.
Proliteracy appreciates the time and effort our Organizational Members spend every year completing the surveys that make this report possible. Look for the next Annual Member Survey in early May.
The Literacy Council would like to thank AJ's on the Creek, the Blarney Stone Pub, DaVinci's Italian Kitchen, Don Valerio's Mexican Restaurant, the Island Creamery, the Island House, Mallards at the Wharf, the Marina Restaurant at Captain's Cove, Market Street Grill, Maurice, Ropewalk Chincoteague, Sting Ray's and Yuk Yuk and Joe's Restaurant and Bar for making or exceeding their pledged donation for Restaurant Week 2019. Thank you for supporting Literay on the Shore.
Wanda Caffrey, an owner of A and N Title and Settlement in Exmore is new to the board. Jackie Davis, former board member and educator, returns to the board as Treasurer after a year-long break. Their expertise in financial management and sound business practices will make our board even stronger. Thank you both for volunteering your time.