MLP Student's Success!

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Congratulations to MLP student Margaret A.! She became a U.S. citizen in September! Margaret has been in the MLP program since 2010, in that time, she has improved her skills in reading, writing and speaking English. In addition to improving her English, she obtained a library card and began using many of the services offered at the library. She also began using the computer and the internet in English. As soon as she became a citizen she registered to vote for the first time. Margaret has also improved her ability to converse with doctors and healthcare professionals, which is important for her own health, but also for those she cares for in her job as a home health care aide. Many thanks are owed to Margaret's volunteer literacy tutor, Julie Mattei. Julie has been a volunteer literacy tutor with MLP since 2006, in that time, she's tutored 9 students. Julie's speciality is ESL students.

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Holiday Book Fair Sunday, Dec. 7

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Save your holiday book purchases for our book fair! Once again, Macomb Literacy Partners is having a Holiday Book Fair. MLP will receive 10% of your purchase total, when you let the bookseller know you are participating in our book fair and give them our ID # 11497633. There are so many great gifts offered at Barnes & Noble you are sure to find something for everyone on your list. As an added bonus you can have your purchases beautifully wrapped by MLP volunteers! Don't miss Santa or Cheesecake with MLP supporters and friends!!

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Upcoming Volunteer Literacy Tutor Informational Seminars!

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We've all been there, volunteering and wondering if, or how, we're making an impact. Well, when you become a volunteer tutor with Macomb Literacy Partners, you won't be wondering. You'll see first hand how your efforts are helping someone in your own community. Just this week one of our students confided to her tutor she was able to read her first book ever! We see it everyday, students getting better jobs, becoming citizens, reading to their children for the first time. If you think being a volunteer tutor is something you might be interested in, stop by our orientation and we'll show you how Volunteer Literacy Tutors Change Lives!

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