Thursday, 09 September 2021 15:16

Tri-County Literacy Center Receives Three-Year Pledge from The Sandy Hill Foundation

SARATOGA COUNTY — Tri-County Literacy Center is excited to announce that they have received a three-year pledge from The Sandy Hill Foundation for their reorganization project. 

This funding will enable Tri-County Literacy Center (TLC) to help their neighbors improve their lives by fostering literacy skills through practical, learner-centered education. TLC provides adults in Warren, Washington, and Saratoga Counties with one-to-one volunteer tutors who work with their learners to help them achieve their literacy goals. 

Tri-County Literacy Center’s main office is located in Crandall Library in Glens Falls, and according to Kathy Naftly, Director of Crandall Library, “Crandall Public Library is honored to be able to support Tri-County Literacy Center and its adult learners and tutors by providing a home base for a myriad of services. When our shared community thinks of our public library, they envision books. The ability to read, or literacy, is the key to unlocking our complex and delightful literary visions. Both of our organizations honor all who want to gain from said services; rich or poor, old or young, native-born or immigrant, worker or soon-to-be-employed, all are welcome. The Library and literacy – a perfect match.” 

Tri-County Literacy Center offers a variety of tutoring services free of charge to adults including basic literacy skills (reading, writing, and math), high school equivalency preparation, English as a new language and assistance with preparation for the US Citizenship exam. TLC is dedicated to creating partnerships with other local social service organizations to assist individuals as they pursue their educational path and to help provide opportunities for independence and economic mobility. 

Marilyn Bien, Tri-County Literacy Center Board Chair, states, “Tri-County Literacy Center is very grateful to The Sandy Hill Foundation for their generous support of our fledging organization. We appreciate this community partnership as we build Tri-County Literacy Center’s outreach in Glens Falls and the surrounding areas. Providing more adults with improved literacy skills, helping them attain a high school diploma, or learn English as a new language helps the entire community grow. Now with the Foundation’s help we can continue our mission to adult learners.”

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