Because research shows increasing literacy benefits:
local employers: levels in workers (at all levels of employment) increases job productivity.
community: increases in literacy skills increases community involvement
future generations: a child's literacy level is closely correlated to its parents'
Because our students:
are those with the lowest levels of literacy
most do not (yet!) have the requisite academic language, test-taking or study skills necessary for college degree or certification programs.
many have barriers to high duration educational programs: reliable transportation, childcare, and shifting job schedules....
It is for all of these reasons, that the Literacy Council is a lifeline for so many in Union County who work hard to improve their lives by improving their language skills, academic skills, and workplace productivity.
We welcome any and all levels of support from the commercial community of Union County. We also welcome invitations for literacy instruction at your location in Union County for your workforce.
Do you have questions or want to know more about workplace literacy programs? Send a note to Executive Director Suzanne Hearn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-226-1425. Thank you for your consideration!
CORPORATE SUPPORT OPTIONS
make a cash or gift in kind to support our mission
host a tutoring site
host an event
provide retail gift cards for volunteer and student incentives
participate in our fundraiser
At this playful competition, teams of three adults compete for a trophy and bragging righst! Teams from Central United Methodist Church (sponsored by State Utility Contractors) and St. Paul's Episcopal Church (sponsored by Ven & Mary Burwell), have competed since the Bee began in 1999.
Cardinal Bag & Envelope has supported the Bee for many years. Crumley-Roberts, Dove Internal Medicine, The Enquirer-Journal, First Citizens Bank, BB&T, Greiner Bio-One, Tyson, South Piedmont Community College, and many others have fielded teams. Join the HIVE as a sponsor or team!