Hawaii Literacy Receives Grants to Support Adult Literacy and Family Literacy Programs (6/16/09)

Two Hawaii Literacy programs, Adult Literacy and Family Literacy, have received grants from the Atherton Family Foundation and the City and County of Honolulu.

The generous support provided by the Atherton Family Foundation will allow the Adult Literacy Program to expand its services to reach more of the approximately 150,000 adults in Hawai’i who lack basic literacy skills, including nearly 115, 000 on O’ahu. Hawaii Literacy’s Adult Literacy Program trains and supports volunteers to provide one-on-one no cost tutoring in reading and writing for any interested adult who needs help on O’ahu and Kaua’i.

Hawaii Literacy would like to thank the Mayor and the City and County of Honolulu for awarding Hawaii Literacy Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. This federal funding will be used to support the Family Literacy Libraries in Kuhio Park Terrace and Mayor Wright Housing. These libraries offer children, teens, and adult residents a safe place to access and borrow books, use computers, receive homework help, and engage in activities that promote health and well-being.