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“This place is life-changing”

Grace and her “angels,” at the 2019 Fall Reception

Karlena Todd, Health Literacy Navigator, Grace, and Maddy Heil, Adult Learning Services Navigator

Christella “Grace” Ruuska, by Maddy Heil

In January of 2019, Grace began coming to The Reading Center at Goodwill after working one-on-one with a tutor. She wanted to improve her literacy skills and to eventually obtain her GED. Grace also had goals of improving her self-confidence, increasing her ability to be independent, and to become more aware of what being healthy means. Though she has faced obstacles, Grace has worked vigorously to achieve these goals and has maintained a positive attitude.

Kalamazoo SCRABBLE® Fest returns to benefit adult literacy

Save the date for the 8th Annual Kalamazoo SCRABBLE® Fest! The Kalamazoo Literacy Council (KLC) is hosting the event on April 7, 2018, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Bell’s Eccentric Café. This event will raise awareness of adult literacy as well as help raise funds to strengthen and expand adult literacy services for adults who struggle to read. Last year, more than 100 players attended the event, raising over $13,000 to support the KLC. Bell’s Brewery is returning as our presenting sponsor for the 2018 festivities, with your additional assistance this will be the best Scrabble Fest yet!