Moore County Literacy Council
… is a 501(c)(3) organization, formed in 1987 by a few committed individuals. The founders recognized the crippling effect of illiteracy and low literacy on individuals, families and communities, and how teaching reading and writing can open the universe for those who desire to grow and prosper.
Almost 80% of our funding comes from right here in Moore County, including grants from United Way and Moore County, both of which are funded by local citizens, and from our annual major fundraiser. In 2016 this was the Reading Rocks Campaign, June 1st-August 25th. Many remember the Annual Spelling Bee for Literacy in past years. Our solid, generous base of supporters – individuals, service organizations, churches, businesses, local foundations – helps us achieve our vision, which is to reverse the debilitating consequences of adult low literacy and illiteracy by offering free tutoring services to adults.
Habitat for Humanity Dedication
On June 8th Terry Taylor, Program Specialist, presented a basket of books from the Moore County Literacy Council as a house-warming present for the Williams’ family in Robbins, NC.
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New Tutors Complete Training
8 new tutors completed the 12 hours of ProLiteracy tutor training held in May at the Read Moore Center. A warm welcome to all of these new tutors!
Pictured (left to right): Ann Rothe, Angela Thomas, Debbie Goodwin, Emily-Clare Saly, Katherine O’Brien, Dawn Sefton and Fayetta Steele. Not pictured: Jane Asdal
Lecture by Eric L. Muller
On May 2, 2017, the Moore County Literacy Council hosted a lecture by Eric L. Muller, a senior professor at the University of North Carolina Law School. The topic of the lecture was “The German Bar in the Third Reich.” Professor Muller discussed how the Nazis influenced the German legal profession in order to accomplish their objectives including the persecution of Jews from Germany and other European countries. Professor Muller shared the experiences of his family members, some of whom perished in the Holocaust.
Professor Muller is the Dan K. Moore Distinguished Professor in Jurisprudence and Ethics at the University of North Carolina School of Law. Mr. Muller is a graduate of Brown University and the Yale Law School. For three years he served as a Fellow and Faculty Member at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics. He has been a visiting lecturer at the Institute Edouard Lambert in Lyon France. Professor Muller is the Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence for the Chapel Hill Campus and serves as the chair of the Appointments, Promotion and Tenure Committee of the University.
The lecture was organized in honor of the Literacy Council’s volunteers, donors, trustees and friends. The Literacy Council, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, relies on a corps of 70 volunteer tutors to improve the reading and writing skills of adults in Moore County with low literacy skills.
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