Saskatoon literacy programs benefit from key investment
- EFN Staff | June 22, 2015
Adult literacy and volunteerism matter to Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation, as it has announced a three-year commitment to READ Saskatoon, investing $105,000 in READ Saskatoon’s literacy programs.
“READ Saskatoon and Dakota Dunes CDC have partnered to ensure free literacy services in our community, and province since 2008, “ says Wilma Isbister, General Manager, Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation. “Upon discussion and reflection of this collaboration, as well as the high quality work they deliver throughout Saskatoon and area, we are pleased to announce a multi-year partnership.”
“We regularly work with thousands of community members as learners, participants, and volunteers. It is our volunteers who help accomplish our work; they reflect our community and strengthen our organization,” says David Hutton, Chair of the Board of Directors for READ Saskatoon. “This partnership will continue to ensure that those who need the greatest access to growing their literacy skills, can do it at no cost to themselves or their families.”
For 35 years, READ Saskatoon has delivered one-to-one literacy tutoring to adults in our community through the support of trained volunteers. Their Adult Literacy Program has demonstrated strong outcomes for learners and a continued commitment from their hundreds of volunteers.
The investment will ensure effectively support to READ Saskatoon’s volunteers for their adult, family, and financial literacy programs.