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Highland’s Adult Education receives Literacy Grant

Highland Community College’s Adult Education program was among 113 literacy programs in the State of Illinois for recipients from the Secretary of State.

The Adult Volunteer Tutor program received $72,205. The money allows the grant to enable the many adults served through this program to increase their reading, writing, math and English language skills.

Esther Meyer, the coordinator for Literacy and ESL programs, said the grant will have a positive impact on the lives of recipients in the areas of citizenship, community participation, family life, and work life.

“This grant allows us to be able to provide the tutoring service, and continue to support the adult community to increase skills to help gain employment,” said Mark Jansen, Director of Adult Education.

The project was made possible by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library (ILS), a division of the Office of Secretary of State, using state funds designated for literacy.

For information about becoming a tutor call 815-599-3460.