Category Archives: Success Stories

The Literacy Coalition is proud to share the stories of those who are reaching their literacy goals.
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Jacob Mahecha, Budding Readers

May 23, 2016

Jacob Mahecha is 8-years-old and a third-grade student at Pine Jog Elementary near West Palm Beach. Four years ago, he started participating in our Budding Readers program to help him become a great reader. Today, he’s reading above grade level. … Continue reading

Literacy AmeriCorps, Boynton Beach City Library

AmeriCorps members are a vital part of helping to improve literacy in Palm Beach County. These hardworking college grads work with agencies across our community to improve reading outcomes for children and adults. Boynton Beach City Library is one of … Continue reading

Literacy AmeriCorps, The Lord’s Place

Our AmeriCorps Members help educate the clients of Lord’s Place in West Palm Beach, which provides innovative programs focused on breaking the cycle of homelessness. Our Members teach reading and employment literacy skills that are necessary for these individuals to find … Continue reading

Ken Montgomery, Founding Board Member

Ken Montgomery is one of our founding members. Over the years, he’s been involved in many volunteer projects with many organizations. Literacy training, though, has been his passion. He discusses in the following Q&A his support for our Coalition and … Continue reading

Mirielle Moise, Village Readers

Mirielle Moise went through our Village Readers program from 2011 to 2013 – and she hasn’t looked back. Originally from Haiti, she is married, has a young child, and is excelling as a top student at Palm Beach State College. … Continue reading

Dr. Griselda Grullon, Reach Out and Read

Since 2001, Dr. Griselda Grullon has taken part in our Reach Out and Read program that brings early literacy into pediatric examination rooms. She has spent time with thousands of children ages 6 months to 5 years at her practice … Continue reading

Chris Arguedas, Literacy AmeriCorps

March 14, 2016

Success Stories Story by Chris Arguedas, Literacy AmeriCorps Graduation Coach Recently, two of my students were working on different assignments in my office. They were both busy at work, one with Florida Virtual and the other on her senior memory … Continue reading