Literacyworks Center Students at Circle of Honor
Our Fall 2016 Adult Literacy Award Center students, staff, and supporters attend the Circle of Honor on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 at the Santa Rosa Junior College with Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey Literacyworks Board Honorary Chairperson and Literacyworks Center co-founder.
Honoring the generosity of SRJC donors and dedication of SRJC students, the Circle of Honor provides an opportunity for donors to learn more about the educational goals of their student recipients, and for students to express appreciation for their scholarship award.
What is the Literacyworks Center?
- The Center is a project of Literacyworks, an educational non-profit.
- The Center assists low literacy, low income, highly motivated adults in the North Bay to become career and college ready.
- The Literacyworks Center helps students succeed by providing scholarships, counseling and support.
- The Center is a cutting edge, innovative, research-based demonstration program.
- The Center works with community partners who identify and refer motivated adults.
- To date, the Center has a less than 10% student dropout rate compared to a historically 60% dropout rate for this at-risk population at community colleges.
Learning is power. Information is liberating. Education is progress.
The Center is transforming lives through literacy; creating opportunities; and strengthening families and communities
Literacyworks Benefit with Peter Coyote
Literacyworks is having a benefit with special guest Peter Coyote, actor, author, director, screenwriter and narrator of films, theatre, television and audiobooks, on Sunday October 2nd in the Carole L. Ellis Auditorium on the Santa Rosa Junior College Petaluma campus from 3p.m. to 5p.m.
This Month in September
September 9, 1776 The U.S.A. came into existence as the Continental Congress changed the name of the new American nation from the United Colonies to the United States
September 9, 1850 California became the 31st state
September 19, 1893 New Zealand became the first country to grant women the right to vote
September 25, 1897 Birth of William Faulkner (1897-1962), considered by many the greatest U.S. author
September 8, 1966 Star Trek premiered on television
"My favorite poem is the one that starts ‘Thirty days hath September’ because it actually tells you something” - Groucho Marx