Eleanor Arno honored for her volunteer efforts by the Macomb County Board of Commissioners!

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In May, the word went out... The Macomb County Board of Commissioners was looking for Macomb County's most outstanding volunteers to honor in a ceremony at their June 25, 2015 meeting. Here at Macomb Literacy Partners, one person came to mind immediately, Eleanor Arno. Eleanor has over 30 of experience in the field of adult literacy many of those years were spent helping adults in Connecticut and Vermont. Since becoming a volunteer for Macomb Literacy Partners, in 2008, she’s served as a volunteer literacy tutor for four adult students. Each and every one improved their reading ability several grade levels. In the last year, Eleanor was called upon to set up a class for blind, Chaldean refugees, who, in addition to needing help with Braille, also needed to learn to speak English as a second language. Four days a week you will find her in the MLP office, answering phones, writing letters, formulating tutor training curriculum, and helping with events. Eleanor Arno is what we call an MVP, “Most Valued Partner”, and having her service celebrated and honored by the Macomb County Board of Commissioners was a wonderful acknowledgement.

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Thank You for Planting the Seeds of Change!

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This spring we asked our supporters to help us "Plant the Seeds of Change" by making a donation to Macomb Literacy Partners. Donations go toward purchasing materials for students, providing tutors with training and support, assessing students and providing students with specialized learning plans. Our generous donors know MLP and its tutors are giving adults a second chance to learn to read. We help our adult students be better parents, employees and drivers, and better informed patients, consumers and citizens. We appreciate the support so many donors have provided over the past three decades and always strive to recognize their generosity! Many Thanks to: Mr. and Mrs. Russ and Pat Milne Delta Kappa Gamma Society Mr. and Mrs. Mark and Millie Ng Macomb County Board Chairman David Flynn Ms. Rowena DeMio Mr. and Mrs. Phil and Marsha DeVergilio Mr. and Mrs. Winston and Dorothy Hasler Ms. Mary Hartman Mr. Vince Wolber Ms. Denise Mennucci Mr. Ted Gondert Mr. Dave Meldrum Ms. Sandra Jorah Mrs. Debbie DeMeester Ms. Doreen Rice Mrs. Frank Gordon Mrs. Louise Hartung Ms. Karen Kippen Ms. Mary Anne Callaghan Ms. Debra Dorosh Ms. Rosemarie Jerzylo

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Upcoming Volunteer Literacy Tutor Informational Sessions!

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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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