literacy http://wamc.org en Literacy Volunteers of Berkshire County http://wamc.org/post/literacy-volunteers-berkshire-county <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This morning we will discuss the issues of literacy with two experts from </span><a href="http://www.lvobc.org/‎" style="line-height: 1.5;">Literacy Volunteers of Berkshire County</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. We will talk about literacy in general and specifically about the needs of those they serve right here in our region.</span></p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84156 at http://wamc.org Literacy Volunteers of Berkshire County "Creating Room to Read: A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy" by John Wood http://wamc.org/post/creating-room-read-story-hope-battle-global-literacy-john-wood <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">John Wood worked for Microsoft for nine years, helping grow the company’s international profile. He resigned at thirty-five and founded Room to Read, which is widely regarded as one of the world’s top nonprofit organizations.</span></p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 57924 at http://wamc.org "Creating Room to Read: A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy" by John Wood Public Housing Agency Promotes Family Self-sufficiency http://wamc.org/post/public-housing-agency-promotes-family-self-sufficiency <p>Helping people help themselves to someday leave public housing was the goal of a conference Wednesday sponsored by the public housing authority in Springfield Massachusetts.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.<br /><br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Every parent seeks a better life for their children was the motivational message aimed at more than 100 mostly young parents who attended today&rsquo;s conference, some with their children in tow.<br /> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 19:55:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 36617 at http://wamc.org Public Housing Agency Promotes Family Self-sufficiency