Literacy Coalition Receives Workforce Development Grant

For more information, contact:
Kristin Calder, CEO
Literacy Coalition of PBC
(561) 279-9103
E-mail: kcalder@literacypbc.org

Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County Receives Workforce Development and Basic Needs Grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation

SusanBankofAmericaBoynton Beach, FLA. – The Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County today announced that it has been named a recipient of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s 2017 Workforce Development and Basic Needs Grant.

The Literacy Coalition’s mission is to improve the quality of lives in our community by promoting and achieving literacy. Bank of America’s grant will support the Literacy Coalition’s adult students in the Coalition’s family literacy programs to obtain the skills and guidance they need to obtain a family-sustaining job.

“Thanks to Bank of America’s support through the Workforce Development and Basic Needs Grant, we are able to help families in our community achieve economic mobility,” said Kristin Calder, Literacy Coalition CEO. “We are honored to be a longtime partner with Bank of America and appreciate their desire to remain a concerned corporate citizen by supporting our community.”

The grant is part of a $1 million collective investment the bank is making in South Florida to address the community’s lack of access to basic human services and financial stability. These grants will help individuals and families address the issues facing their communities, as well as provide access to benefits and resources including food pantries, shelters and financial coaching.

About the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County
A recipient of the coveted 4-star Charity Navigator rating for eight consecutive years, the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County works to improve the quality of life in our community by promoting and achieving literacy. One in seven adults in our county is unable to read and understand information found in books, newspapers and manuals and nearly half of all third graders are not reading on grade level. Through extensive outreach and collaboration with a network of community partners, the Literacy Coalition strives to ensure that individuals who need to improve their literacy skills receive the help they need. By providing services to more than 27,000 adults, children and families each year, the Literacy Coalition’s goal is for every child and every adult in Palm Beach County to be able to read. For more information about the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County, or to get involved, please call 561-279-9103 or visit www.literacypbc.org.

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