Project Read –Menlo ParkHelping to eradicate illiteracy inour community
    Why Project Read matters…        100,000          Functionally Illiterate in San Mateo County          80,000        ...
   …and why its impact is so important                                        43% of the people with the lowest          ...
   What Project Read has accomplished…    Project Read impacts    nearly 10% of the    functionally illiterate in    our ...
    …and what we can do together                   Functionally Illiterate in San Mateo County        100,000         80,...
    Your financial support is needed now…      210,000      175,000                                                      ...
   …and here is how you can help         Donate ($$ or in-kind)         Volunteer / Tutor         Talk to MP city lead...
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  • Low literacy’s effects cost the U.S. $225 billion or more each year in non-productivity in the workforce, crime and loss of tax revenue due to unemployment
  • Low literacy’s effects cost the U.S. $225 billion or more each year in non-productivity in the workforce, crime and loss of tax revenue due to unemployment
  • Project Read Menlo Park Overview

    1. 1. Project Read –Menlo ParkHelping to eradicate illiteracy inour community
    2. 2.  Why Project Read matters… 100,000 Functionally Illiterate in San Mateo County 80,000 15% of the adult population in our 60,000 community lacks basic reading and 40,000 writing skills, and this figure nearly doubled in just over a decade 20,000 - 1992 2003 Based on National Assessment of Adult Literacy sponsored by National Center for Educational Statistics Adult low literacy can be connected to almost every socio- economic issue in the country (ProLiteracy Worldwide) Project Read Menlo Park addresses these challenges through its one-on-one tutoring, language classes, computer literacy lab and family programs2
    3. 3.  …and why its impact is so important 43% of the people with the lowest literacy skills live in poverty; 17% receive food stamps, and 70% have no job or a part-time job (National Institute for Literacy) And unemployment costs:A child who grows up in a homewith at least one illiterate parentis twice as likely to be illiterate(Laubach Literacy Statistics)3
    4. 4.  What Project Read has accomplished… Project Read impacts nearly 10% of the functionally illiterate in our community, and has consistently done so despite significant resource constraints Over the past two years the program has: 1. Established a 501(c)(3) non-profit arm to expand its funding base and further propagate adult & family literacy locally 2. Enhanced the families for literacy programming 3. Increased partnerships with other literacy organizations (i.e. Vision Literacy) 4. Implemented a nationally recognized learning & development framework to improve the quality of education 5. Integrated new tools to streamline program execution4
    5. 5.  …and what we can do together Functionally Illiterate in San Mateo County 100,000 80,000 Our goal is to help 60,000 40,000 eradicate illiteracy in our 20,000 community - 1992 2003 2012 (F) 2023 (F) (F) Indicates forecasted amounts We can achieve our goal by: 1. Running the most effective programs that serve the needs of adult learners 2. Leveraging the expertise and capabilities of other local partner organizations 3. Investing in leading edge solutions to make reading and comprehension accessible and achievable for everyone 4. Continuing to receive and expand the dedicated community support that has made Project Read successful for more than 25 years5
    6. 6.  Your financial support is needed now… 210,000 175,000 The projected shortfall this year due to state funding cuts can be managed 140,000 105,000 70,000 Next year’s situation is much less 35,000 certain. As of today the 2012-13 state budget has no funds for adult literacy. - 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 (F) 2012-13 (F) Project Read Menlo Park may be in Revenue Expenses jeopardy (F) Indicates forecasted amounts The time to act is now! The 2012-13 budgeting cycle is underway and your support is needed6
    7. 7.  …and here is how you can help  Donate ($$ or in-kind)  Volunteer / Tutor  Talk to MP city leaders about the need to support the library and this program  Spread the word!7

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