Thank You For Your Support
Thank you to everyone who attended and donated to our two breakfasts this year. We are happy to announce that we exceeded our fundraising goal and raised over $91,000 in donations, pledges, and sponsorships. These funds will be used to provide high quality, individualized literacy programs to adults and families in Guilford County. We would not exist without the support of community members like you!

We especially want to thank our planning team leaders, our table captains, our student and community speakers, and all of our sponsors.
Cone Health to Distribute Our Book
As you may have already heard, Reading Connections has published a multilingual children's book, " Why Ducks Sleep on One Leg ." The book is printed in two languages used by the Montagnard community and English. With the help of David and Deb White of Castlerigg Press, we have been busy sharing our book with the community.

We are pleased to announce that as part of a five year, $50,000 sponsorship from Cone Health, we are able to distribute 500 of these books to Cone Health doctor's offices and waiting rooms throughout the county. As a result of Cone Health's generous support, thousands of families will get the opportunity to read our book and learn more about the important role that the Montagnard community plays in Guilford County. We are very grateful for our partnership with Cone Health and their support of literacy in our community.

If you would like to purchase a copy of this book for your own or to be donated to one of our Family Literacy families, please visit Amazon.com , indiebound.org or Scuppernong Books in Greensboro.
Inside an Adult Basic Ed Group
Experienced tutor Cam Broadnax leads a level two ABE class each Tuesday with her enthusiastic students Esther, Dorothy and Barbara. The class usually reads one or two books per session and completes accompanying activities. Cam is currently preparing her students for their upcoming post-tests, while continually encouraging them to be independent readers.

Cam explained why she became a tutor with Reading Connections, “Since I retired early, I enjoy giving back to my community. I wanted to give back because when I was younger, I was embarrassed to read. My mom took me to reading programs, and I still wouldn’t read aloud. Then one day, the words became alive. So, if I can help someone read better and achieve their goals, I am obliged. I love seeing Dorothy excited and Esther striving.”

Volunteers Assemble Summer Reading Kits
We are thankful to the staff at BB&T Shared Credit Services for choosing Reading Connections as a recipient of their BB&T Lighthouse Project . With the donated funds and volunteers from BB&T, we were able to assemble summer reading kits for children in our Family Literacy Program.

Volunteers from Temple Emanuel, as part of their Mitzvah Day, assembled a craft kit for each child to be included in the bags. UNCG student Aran Garnet-Deakin created a reading guide and volunteer Abigail Klima translated the guide into Spanish. We know that our families will enjoy these kits this summer and we appreciate the support of the community in making this happen.
High Point Farmers Market
Did you happen to see our booth at the High Point Farmer's Market last Saturday? High Point Coordinator Mary Lin Brewer was out recruiting new students and volunteers, greeting our supporters, and spreading the word about the great work we do.

Board member and volunteer tutor Susan Harman donated 125 canvas bags to students and tutors in High Point. We are so appreciative of her generosity, as are the students and tutors who received a bag.

The Farmers Market is located at the High Point Public Library and is open every Saturday from 8:30 am-1:00 pm until October 26.
Rudy Clark Receives Kem Ellis Award
We are pleased to announce that Rudy Clark has been awarded the Kem B. Ellis Award. This award, named for former board chair and long-time supporter Kem Ellis, is given to an individual who exemplifies service, dedication and support of adult literacy. Executive Director Jenny Gore presented Rudy with this award at our Literacy Leadership Breakfasts.

We appreciate Rudy's continued service and we look forward to his leadership as board chair, beginning July 2019.
AmeriCorps Applications Open
We are looking for a few dedicated people to serve as AmeriCorps members in our Greensboro and High Point offices. The program runs from September 2019-July 2020.

We want to place one full-time member in Greensboro and one full-time member in High Point. We also hope to find five minimum-time members to serve in Greensboro or High Point. The minimum time positions are a great opportunity for anyone who wants to serve about 10 hours a week while earning an educational award that can be used for their own education, their child's education, or their grandchild's education.

Please visit the SCALE website for more information and to complete the application. If you have questions, you can contact Program Manager John Storm .
Saturday Tutor Training
We are offering a one-day, Saturday tutor training in High Point. This is a great opportunity for interested volunteers who are unable to attend weekday trainings due to their work schedule or other obligations.
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