Literacy Volunteers of Seneca County receives assistance for new program
WATERLOO – Literacy Volunteers of Seneca County officials Arline Marino and Kaaren Gerlach accepted a grant from Seneca Meadows landfill to provide support for a new program that the Volunteers plan to institute later this year. The new program initiated by the State Education Department is an External High School Diploma Program (EDP). Literacy Volunteers needs additional assistance from local contributions for training, supplies and materials in order to institute the program in 2012. The programs at the center are provided at no cost to participants, of which the Volunteers have been providing in the County for more than 25 years. Basic literacy, English as a Second Language programs along with GED assistance have enabled adult learners to improve the quality of their lives and attain financial stability for their families. Last year 11 participants came to the Volunteers to improve their skills for job attainment, and all 11 participants now have jobs.
IESI Seneca Meadows, Inc.
Mark A. Benjamin
Literacy Volunteers of Seneca County