Literacy Center marks 20th anniversary

The Literacy Center of Milford, based in the Fannie Beach Center on Dixon Street, has enriched the lives of thousands since its founding in 1994, including both the adult students learning English as a second language and their dedicated volunteer tutors.

Local attorney Martin O’Neill, who recently became the president of the center’s board of directors after several years serving on the board, says the Center has a legacy to be proud of.

Executive director Tami Jackson said the anniversary year will be marked by an expanded curriculum and the transformation of the annual Wine and Food Tasting Fundraiser into a Masquerade Ball.

“Our big push in 2014 is to enter the specialized world of computer education as an addition to our existing curriculum,” she said. “Such training will raise the computer literacy of our students and tutors alike.

“We’re always looking for better ways to educate, and moving out the boundaries of what true literacy means in today’s world,” Jackson said.  “We’re still pioneering our way.”

The Center also has a new logo, thanks to its social media manager Liz Martin.

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Participants in the Literacy Center's Leprachaun Leap (provided photo)

Participants in the Literacy Center’s Leprachaun Leap (provided photo)


Frank Juliano