2019 Annual Awards Ceremony
Every year we gather for our Annual Awards Ceremony at the East Orange Public Library where students, tutors, instructors, teachers, and advocates are recognized for the time they’ve devoted to improve adult literacy. It’s a warm celebration, with loads of personal experience stories touted by those whose lives have been enhanced by the gift of literacy. Award recipients come from programs and libraries in both counties, including programs with our partners at Sussex Educational Foundation & Berkeley College, and the NCC Adult Learning Center. Here are a few family photos from the event.
More than 200 students and their families, tutors, and other educators attended our Annual Awards Ceremony, held last month at the East Orange Public Library. It was a night of beautiful acceptance speeches and heartfelt acknowledgements from students and tutors who are working hard to improve adult literacy. Here’s a sample of what we witnessed that night.
“Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life: they feed the soul.” The quote from writer Anne Lamott pretty much summarizes why we believe in literacy for all adults. Thank you all for sharing your time and effort.