10 YEARS AND COUNTING…

It is with great pride that the Adrian Rea Literacy Center announces its 10th Anniversary. From its simple beginning in 2008, through the hard work of Sister-Foundresses Marie Schoenlein and Sarah Cavanaugh, our program has grown and continues to flourish.

Through the years the purpose of the Adrian Rea Literacy Center has remained the same — to help adults learn to read, write, and improve their English-speaking skills in order to become involved parents, prepared workers, and informed members of the community.

All of this is made possible through the service of volunteer tutors who give the gift of reading to eager learners, and generous donors who contribute to the work of our Center. Over these ten years you have helped us change lives and give a gift to learners that is both profound and enduring — the ability to read.

BY THE NUMBERS…

To date, the Adrian Rea Literacy Center has helped

1,161 adults

learn how to read, write, and improve their English-speaking skills.

Our learners have been instructed by

925 VOLUNTEER TUTORS

and logged

4,378 HOURS ON COMPUTERS

Our learners have been instructed by

925 VOLUNTEER TUTORS

and logged

4,378 HOURS ON COMPUTERS

Our learners have also proudly achieved life and consumer skills, such as:

  • applied for and obtained jobs or promotions
  • improved job skills
  • received pre-GED preparation
  • advanced to other educational programs
  • obtained drivers’ licenses and library cards
  • read medical instructions
  • read to their children
  • assisted children with homework
  • participated in school meetings
  • learned to budget
  • prepared for/obtained citizenship or DACA status
  • registered to vote

IN THEIR OWN WORDS…

Now I am my own translator at the doctors and at school.

My tutor helped me pass my entrance exam into the Army.

I can read all the work orders at my job and got a promotion.

I’m so happy! My tutor helped me study the 100 civics questions and I became a U.S. citizen this summer.

SUPPORT US IN OUR MISSION…

To help us continue this important work, we are starting a 10th Anniversary Fund. All funds will be used to provide support and education for our learners. Our Adrian Rea Literacy Center Board of Directors set the goal of raising $75,000. Please join in helping us reach that goal.

Yes, I want to make a gift to the 10th Anniversary Fund!


All 10th Anniversary Fund gifts of $500 and more will be recognized with your name or a memorial name engraved on our 10th Anniversary Donor Plaque at the Adrian Rea Literacy Center.
For the 10th Anniversary Donor Plaque, please list my name as: