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Don’t Fall Prey to a Scam

These days it is so easy to fall prey to a scam. Those with low literacy levels are the most likely to be scammed. Recently Literacy Outreach has been the target of a door to door donation scam. This common type of scam involves someone coming to your front door and seeking donations in an […]

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The Race is On!

The annual running of the Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy. Run to help others read.  A half-marathon (13.1-mile) run and a 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) run/walk will take place on the bike path through beautiful fall colors in the Glenwood Canyon. Join us Saturday, October 5th as we shuffle the deck for Literacy Outreach. Runners and walkers are invited to shuffle […]

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National Volunteer Week and National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

Volunteers! Please join us tomorrow, Friday, April 12, between 11:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m. to enjoy some grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch with us! It is National Volunteer Week and National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day – two of our favorite holidays. It’s the least we can do to say thank you for all you do.    

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Spellebration 2019: The Musical

Spellebration 2019: The Musical   Broadway to Literacy Literacy Outreach and Colorado Mountain College are teaming up again this year to support adult literacy in Garfield County. Spellebration: The Musical brings fun for all ages, high-spirited competition, costumed characters, plus food and libations together. Returning for the 26th year on April 5, 2019, at La Quinta […]

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Those Were the Days

This week Literacy Outreach lost a friend. The impressions she made on us will never be forgotten. Volunteer, Steve Shute, summed it up best in his letter to the Spellebration crew. You will be missed Cyn. To our Spellebration community: Our dear friend, Cyn Cyr lost her battle with cancer last night. She missed Spellebration 2017 […]

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Volunteer Today to Change the World One Word at a Time.

Change the World One Word at a Time Volunteer today to change the world one word at a time. Volunteers are need to tutor adults learning basic literacy skills. Some struggle to read and write. Some struggle to improve their oral English skills. No special skills are required. You do not need to speak a […]

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Colorado Gives Day is December 8, 2015

Support Literacy Outreach on Colorado Gives Day Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving.  Colorado Gives Day features a $1 Million Incentive Fund, one of the largest gives-day incentive funds in the country. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a […]

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Mystery of the Misspelled Word Solved!

Deb Nicholson, Tinker Duclo and Bob VonAchen solved the mystery of the misspelled word at Spellebration on Friday, March 15 at the Hotel Colorado. This team of three spellers, sponsored by Colorado Mountain College West Garfield Campus, successfully defended their title as the best spellers in Garfield County. They correctly spelled the penultimate word, “treen,” […]

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Learning to Read as an Adult

Learning to read as an adult is like walking out of a long, dark tunnel into sun. Maybe. Actually, it’s probably more like wanting desperately to get out of a labyrinth of tunnels but you don’t know where to turn. Then someone says, “Go this way. It will be hard, but someone will be there […]

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Shop smile.Amazon and support Literacy Outreach

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Literacy Outreach whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support Literacy Outreach by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com on Black Friday. http://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-4713475

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