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Community - February 29, 2012

'Town hall' meeting on Project Read

A "town hall" meeting to discuss funding cutbacks and fundraising needs to address illiteracy is set for Thursday, March 8, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St. in the Menlo Park Civic Center.

The meeting is sponsored by Literacy Partners, a nonprofit that supports Project Read Menlo Park. The group's board members will provide an update on how Project Read is addressing adult illiteracy, and discuss the organization's need to increase its impact in spite of a 20 percent loss in government funding.

Tutors and adult learners will discuss how Project Read has made a difference in their lives.

Fifteen percent of the adult population in San Mateo County is functionally illiterate, according to Literacy Partners. To attend, RSVP the head of Literacy Partners, Tim Grow, at timgrow4@gmail.com.


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