DCLC News & Notes
August 2020............. In this issue...
  • Betty Dorsey finds success as author and entrepreneur
  • Champions fundraiser goes virtuallatest update
  • Adult literacy programs strengthen communities
DCLC Profile: GED Graduate Betty Dorsey
GED Graduate Makes Clean Sweep with New Book
Betty Dorsey (above) earned her GED through DCLC in 2014. Now she’s a business owner and author who is sharing her passion for all things clean! Recently Betty discussed her new book Ready, Set, Go! Action Plan To A Clutter Free and Healthy Home Environment in an online event held by the Upper Chichester Library.

During the session, Betty shared tips for cleaning and decluttering using nontoxic productsinformation she knows firsthand as the owner of AGD Manna Cleaning Services. Betty wrote the book in a unique collaboration with the Chester Housing Authority (CHA). Betty teaches cleaning classes to CHA residents, and proceeds from the book help fund a variety of CHA support services. Says Betty of her multiple successes, “If you have an ideal in life, you’re never too old, too young, or too anything to accomplish it!”
DCLC News: Champions of Adult Literacy Goes Virtual
Join us Oct. 21 for "Literacy is Essential" Online Fundraiser
DCLC’s annual Champions of Adult Literacy fundraiser honors community members who champion literacy and who support DCLC’s efforts to provide free services to adults who are improving their basic skills, preparing for their GED, or learning English as a Second Language (ESL) so they can thrive in the workplace and community.
This year DCLC has decided to celebrate our Champions of Adult Literacy in a safe and innovative way—online! The first-ever Literacy Is Essential Telethon will be a free online celebration of adult literacy to be aired Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at 8:00 PM Eastern Time! You can sign up here to receive email updates about the event. And be sure to visit our website to learn more.
Facts to Share: Literacy Programs like DCLC Strengthen Communities
Educating adults creates stronger communities. Higher education levels are correlated with lower rates of chronic diseases like diabetes and asthma. A mother’s education level is the highest determinate of a child’s academic success.[i] Better-educated parents raise better educated, more successful, children, who are less likely to end up in poverty or prison. Inmate participation in adult education reduces recidivism by 30%.[ii] From the Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE). Click here for sources and more information.