GLENS FALLS — Roseann Anzalone, Executive Director of the Tri-County Literacy Center, has announced that the organization has been awarded a grant for their Literacy in the Libraries Integration Project from the Adirondack Foundation’s Generous Acts Program. This project will allow Tri-County Literacy Center (TLC) to offer no-cost literacy tutoring services to adult learners in a number of Adirondack communities.
Marilyn Bien, Tri-County Literacy Center Board Chair states, “TLC is so grateful to the Adirondack Foundation for their support of adult literacy. TLC will now have the ability to expand our adult literacy tutoring services and programs into the underserved areas of the North Country. Providing improved literacy skills will, in turn, improve the employment and economic opportunities for our learners in the Adirondacks. These improved opportunities are vital to the continued growth of the communities we serve.”
According to the most recent study completed by the National Center for Education Statistics, 14% of the Warren County population has difficulty understanding print materials and 23% have issues with basic math. There is a strong correlational relationship between educational attainment and employment; the most educated people in the United States tend to experience the lowest levels of unemployment and earn the most money, as reported in data published by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Roseann Anzalone, Tri-County Literacy Center Executive Director states, “Partnering with small town libraries and other social service organizations allow us to make a greater impact on our community. Individually we can provide partial solutions or patches but together we can create a total pathway for someone to work toward a better life. Cooperative efforts are the key to a successful future and we are grateful to the Adirondack Foundation for encouraging and fostering these partnerships. They are a gem in a region known for taking care of their own.”
Tri-County Learning Center was founded in September 2020 to improve lives by fostering literacy skills among members of the community through practical, learner-centered education. They provide adults in Warren, Washington, and Saratoga counties with necessary resources and skills to advance the achievement of literacy goals while also providing opportunities for independence and economic mobility. To learn more about Tri-County Literacy Center and its programs, visit trilitcenter.org.
Support for this work is provided by Generous Acts at Adirondack Foundation – a force for good that pools gifts from generous donors who love the Adirondacks and care about our communities. Adirondack Foundation enhances the lives of the people in the Adirondacks through philanthropy. To learn more about Adirondack Foundation and Generous Acts, visit adirondackfoundation.org/GenerousActs.