ENGLEWOOD — Barb Maloney of the Brunner Literacy Center spoke to the Northmont Rotary about the Center in general and a new program in particular.
The Brunner Literacy Center provides free, one-on-one tutoring to adults aged 19 and older who want to improve their reading, writing, and math literacy skills. The Center offers instruction at all learning levels, from basic letter recognition to GED® test preparation and beyond.
Recently, the Center received a grant to begin working with incarcerated individuals. Low literacy levels affect 75 percent of incarcerated people or they did not graduate from high school. Educated inmates are 43 percent less likely to return to prison. This new program aims to address these two issues in particular.
The Northmont Rotary Club meets at noon each Tuesday at Good Samaritan North Health Center, 9000 N. Main St., Englewood.