North Philadelphia: Free Library, Other Organizations Strive to Make a Literacy Connection

North Philadelphia: Free Library, Other Organizations Strive to Make a Literacy Connection

Philadelphia is struggling with a huge literacy deficit: roughly two-thirds of adults are considered low-literate and don’t maintain basic literacy skills, according to the Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board. In the face of this deficit, there has been an overwhelming response by both the community and institutions fighting to promote literacy in the city. The Free Library […]

 By Passion Rutledge

North Central: After-School Program Promotes Literacy in the Community

North Central: After-School Program Promotes Literacy in the Community

Bernice Bonaparte waited around patiently while the volunteer searched frantically. Bonaparte’s 9-year-old son wanted to purchase a new book. The young volunteer and the son went to find the book while Bonaparte stood off to the side chatting with another parent. Bonaparte raved about the positive impact she’d seen in her child since he’d been […]