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Literacy Coalition News
October 2009

Welcome to the e-newsletter for the Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County - our electronic community literacy marketplace!

New Website Launched

Literacy Coalition WebsiteGo to the Literacy Coalition’s new website at www.onliteracy.org for MORE information and updates. We will showcase events, training, program highlights, news, legislative updates, program providers, data, funding, and ways to get involved. Make this your GO TO website for all things literacy.

Literacy Coalition Celebrates International Literacy Day

Onondaga County Executive Joanne M. Mahoney

Onondaga County Executive
Joanne M. Mahoney

On September 8th, the Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County celebrated International Literacy Day to raise awareness of illiteracy worldwide and in our own community with a “Take 5 to Read” event, co-hosted with the Northside Collaboratory.

We were pleased to have the participation of Onondaga County Executive Joanne M. Mahoney, our celebrity reader, who read aloud from this year’s CNY Reads book selection: “March” by Geraldine Brooks. Adult students from the “Green Train” construction training program at the Northside Collaboratory also participated.

This year’s observance focused on the empowering role of literacy. Literacy gives people tools with which to improve their livelihoods, participate in community decision-making, gain access to information about health care and much more. Above all, it enables individuals to realize their rights as citizens and human beings.

Thank you to all our Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County leadership partners!

Register for Free Access to Re$ourceLine, an exciting grant resource for our community! Learn more » 2009-2010 Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series is now the largest library-related lecture series in the country! LDACNY Annual Fall Conference Wednesday, October 14th Holiday Inn, Liverpool Featuring Dr. Mel Levine, one of the best know individuals on the issues of alternative  learners. Syracuse Chamber’s Economic Champions Luncheon, Wednesday, Oct. 21st  at the Oncenter Event recognizes member businesses for their contributions to the economic growth of the Central New York region. LVGS - Literacy Tutor Training Workshops Child Care Solutions - Training Schedule Children's Consortium Annual Dinner/Auction New York! New York!