Tickets for Spell Rite 2020 are now available at the following locations: The Book Bin in Onley, A & N Title and Settlement in Exmore and Chincoteague, and Rayfields in Nassawadox and Cape Charles.
Come out and support Literacy on the Shore and enjoy a spirited Adult Spelling Bee while dining on a full meal with dessert. Wine and beer available to purchase.
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.
Eastern Shore Literacy Council
Part Time Executive Director
The Eastern Shore Literacy Council is seeking for a qualified and energetic individual to fulfill the role of Executive Director. The Executive Director is directly responsible for providing strategic leadership for the Eastern Shore Literacy Council. The Director is accountable to the Board of Directors for the organization's continuous achievement of its mission, goals, and objectives. The Director also serves as the key spokesperson, representative, and public face for the organization. This position will require 20 -25 hours a week and rate of pay will depend upon qualifications and years of experience. Seeking professional with BS in Educational related field and Administrative experience. Please contact ES Literacy or website for detailed job description. Send resume and list of references by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to 29300 Lankford Hwy, Melfa, Va. 23410. by February 7, 2020.
THE EASTERN SHORE LITERACY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
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.
SAVE the DATE! Friday, April 17, 2020
Spelling Bee Competition with 6-7 local teams competing for the title of “Best Spellers on the Shore” Dinner and Event will be at the Eastern Shore Community College on the evening of Friday, April 17, 2020
The Eastern Shore of Virginia Community Foundation has awarded the Eastern Shore Literacy Council a grant in the amount of $15,000. The Eastern Shore Community Foundation awards grants to nonprofit groups on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with a focus on program areas that strengthen the community beyond the grant period. There is a time limit of five years between grant applications. The Eastern Shore Literacy Council’s grant request will upgrade the computer equipment in the office, as well as purchasing several laptops for use by tutors. The current equipment is over seven years old. This grant award dovetails nicely into the updates to current online resources as well as purchasing the equipment, so it can be installed when Eastern Shore Literacy Council makes a move into the new academic building of the Eastern Shore Community College. For additional information about the organization check out its website at www.esvcf.com and at https://www.facebook.com/esvcf.
If you are passionate about education and improving the quality of life on the Shore, and have a few hours each month for Board meetings and are willing to help with the major fundraisers, we have the perfect job for you! Contact any of of current board members, or the office for additional details. Board meetings are held the second Monday of each month.
Please call 757-789-1795