Craig Newmark Philanthropies Supports Local Literacy Program


MORRIS COUNTY — Literacy Volunteers of Morris County (LVMC) is pleased to announce a generous grant of $25,000 from Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the organization of craigslist founder Craig Newmark, to support the organization’s adult literacy program.

Currently, more than 300 LVMC tutors provide instruction to more than 500 students throughout Morris County. This grant will help to ensure that these students become fluent in English, learn their legal rights, and become more engaged and active citizens and members of the community.

”I am delighted that Craig Newmark, a graduate of Morristown High School, has not forgotten his roots, and is focused on helping others and making the world a better place,” said Debbie Leon, Executive Director of Literacy Volunteers of Morris County. “His support will enable us to help hundreds of people in Morris County to improve their lives.”

Asking for help can be difficult for an adult. Through Literacy Volunteers, students from all walks of life may attend free, one-one-one or group classes to improve their skills in a welcoming and supportive environment.

Literacy Volunteers of Morris County is a non-profit organization of trained volunteers who are dedicated to providing adults with one-to-one and small group tutoring across over 40 communities in Morris County. We believe that the ability to read, write, comprehend and speak English is essential to personal freedom and the sustainability of a democratic society. To learn more click here.

Craig Newmark Philanthropies was created by craigslist founder Craig Newmark to support and connect people and drive broad civic engagement. The organization works to advance people and grassroots organizations that are getting stuff done in areas that include trustworthy journalism, voter protection, gender diversity in technology, and veterans and military families. For more information click here.


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