Ellen Bowditch, a retired elementary school teacher and volunteer tutor with Literacy Together, discusses her work with the local nonprofit, the importance of community involvement and the need to show care and respect to our area’s youth.
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Around Town: Great Pottery Throwdown raises money for arts nonprofit
Local artists will compete in the inaugural Great Pottery Throwdown to raise money for All Together Art. Plus, a retired Mars Hill religion professor launches a podcast, Asheville plans a big music festival and local artist organizes a rally to support Ukraine.
Why I volunteer: Anne Dachowski on Literacy Together
Local resident Anne Dachowski reflects on her volunteer work with Literacy Together.
Why we help: Transforming lives through power of literacy
“One of the most significant hurdles Literacy Together continues to face is having enough volunteer tutors. We hold ongoing volunteer tutor orientations and trainings all year.”
Letter: The power of literacy can change lives
“We have a literacy crisis in our community, but our community is stepping up to change this.”
Community-based summer programs battle academic inequality
While the statistics are bleak and the systemic obstacles are many, local individuals and community-based organizations are pursuing their own approaches to tackling long-standing inequities among students at Asheville City Schools.