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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.