As September is Literacy Awareness Month, Literacy Action held a special luncheon to celebrate a few of the champions who have most notably supported their efforts to help metro Atlanta residents.
Literacy Action reports that more than 800,000 of Atlanta-area residents are considered low literate, and the need for accessible and effective adult education remains significant. Most of the students they serve are living at the poverty level for our area, and many are part of multiple generations of poverty. Programs, like those available through Literacy Action, to help our neighbors become more literate are key to helping them overcome the cycle of poverty and reach their productive potential.
MAX Board Chair Wendell Dallas was among those grateful to be recognized by Literacy Action as a Literacy Champion.
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