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KC United Way Recruiting Literacy Volunteers


United Way of Greater Kansas City is participating in a national three-year-national effort to recruit a million volunteer mentors, tutors and readers to promote literacy among children.

The effort is an outgrowth of a report the United Way released last spring, Voices for the Common Good: America Speaks Out on Education. While hosting community conversations last fall, the United Way reports “the people we heard from said again and again that while the schools play an important role, communities, and individuals, have to step forward in a different way.”

If you would like to volunteer in this effort in Kansas City, click here: http://www.unitedwaygkc.org/our_work/mentor.html#

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About jwmartinez

JoLynne is a journalist and educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Park University and is certified to teach high school journalism and English. Former employment includes work for Cable News Network and the University of Missouri-Kansas City in addition to freelancing for clients such as the Kansas City Star and The Pitch.

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