Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Adult Literacy Coffee with Coss

Coffee with Coss to Focus on Adult Literacy
Thursday, Nov. 6

The next Morning Coffee with Mayor Coss will be held Thursday, Nov. 6 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 200 Lincoln Ave. The focus will be on adult literacy and the forum will be held in coordination with the New Mexico Coalition for Literacy (NMCL) and the Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe (LVSF). According to statistics derived from the National Assessment of Adult Literacy, about 46 percent of adult New Mexicans read below the 5th grade level and one out of five of those is functionally illiterate.

The NMCL nurtures grassroots volunteer adult literacy programs all over the state. Additionally, the NMCL has provided training to 22,680 volunteer tutors who have worked with approximately 69,450 adult learners since its inception 21 years ago.

Anyone with experience or interest in this topic is invited to attend.

Morning Coffee with Mayor Coss is an interactive forum established in June of 2006 to promote communication between city government and members of the community. Each Coffee focuses on a specific topic of importance to the community. Through these Coffees, the city is able to hear comments, concerns, and ideas from community members in order to address specific concerns and make informed decisions on how to best serve the public.

For more information on past or future Coffees, please contact Laura Banish, City of Santa Fe Public Information Officer, at (505) 955-6046.

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