P-1598

Project Literacy

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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Grand Island

Total Budget: $1,250

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: Literacy

Summary: Grand Island


Project Summary

The Literacy Council of Grand Island's purpose is to teach reading, writing and math,

English as a second language (ESL), and help prepare individuals for citizenship / GED. Funds will be used for student curriculum. The LCGI currently serves over 400 students in Grand Island. Students from Sudan, Somalia, Mexico, Guatemala, Cuba, Laos, Venezuela and more. will benefit from this grant. The Literacy Council of Grand Island mission statement is to teach students, free of charge, the literacy skills necessary to communicate, grow and thrive within our community. This grant will pay for 42 curriculum packets.

Project Description

Approximately 11 million adults in the United States (5% of the total population) were estimated to be nonliterate in English, as defined by their inability to complete a minimum number of questions on the assessment, according to National Association for Adult Literacy.

Researchers Martinez & Wang (2005) reported a 46% wage differential between immigrants who spoke English and those who did not.This Rotary project will help more immigrants learn English and be prepared for citizenship and GED testing. The curriculum packet that students use cost approximately $30 for a book and workbook. $1250 can help approximately 42 students. This program is ongoing and students can sign up anytime to start classes and lessons. The funds will be given to LCGI when received and they will order materials at that time. Club members can volunteer as tutors, group class instructors, language lab assistants and general community connection center volunteers.

Project Contact Person

District: 5630

Rotary Club of: Grand Island Sunrise

Primary Contact: Nancy Jones

Email: nakajo5058@yahoo.com

Project Status

Paid
This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2017-18 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Grand Island Sunrise (5630)

24-Apr-17

$250

$1,000

$1,250

Total

$250

$1,000

$1,250

Project Supporting Documents


[8-Aug-17]
990


[7-Aug-17]
MOU


[7-Aug-17]
MOU


[7-Aug-17]
MOU#2

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History Log Entries

24-Apr-17

by Nancy Jones

System Entry: Creation of project page.

14-Aug-17

by Vickie Klein

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

28-Aug-17

by Nancy Jones

System Entry: Project signed by Nancy Jones.

28-Aug-17

by Vickie Klein

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

18-Sep-17

by Randy Kratochvil

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

10-Apr-18

by Nancy Jones

This project is on going as the Literacy Council clients have received the workbooks and attend classes.

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