Our Community Impact 2017


Literacy Services for Adults

  • Trained and supported 71 volunteers who tutored 101 adult learners
  • Supported 54 Non-instructional volunteers
  • Generated 4,870 instructional hours plus 2,365 non-instructional hours
  • Integrated technology in literacy services; an alumna graduated valedictorian in community college. One achieved citizenship; many entered post-secondary education/training; and many earned or got better jobs; 36 moved up one or more educational grade levels in standardized tests.

Meaningful Volunteer Opportunities

  • For retirees who gave meaningful service to our community as tutors, administrative, or fund-raising volunteers
  • For youth (ages 18-24) who served as tutors/interns and experienced civic engagement, developed workplace skills, and gained cultural competence.
  • For professionals and other employed individuals who used their expertise to support literacy

Literacy Services for Children in 2017

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library: With books funded by the Charles R. Wood Foundation, we coordinated Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program in Clinton, Essex, Franklin and Hamilton Counties.

  •  2,989 children received a quality, age-appropriate book every month mailed to their homes.
  • We channeled to the community 28,313 children’s books, valued at $57,692.
  • Parents reported that their children are thrilled to receive books in their own names and to build their very own library; how parents look forward to reading these new books with their children. What better way to boost their children’s readiness for school!

Other Services:

One thousand, two hundred fifty-three (1,253) new, quality books were distributed to children at community outreach events including Fall Into HeadStart, Adk Birth to Three Alliance, Great Latch-On, Battle of Plattsburgh, and various other events.