February 25, 2018

Verizon Foundation Announces $430K for Literacy

By LJ Staff

A $430,000 grant from Verizon Foundation, announced at the American Library Association annual conference, will allow ALA to add new capabilities to its an online resource for building and sustaining literacy coalitions. Enhancements to the site include online help for mentoring literacy providers and a self-assessment tool to guide and gauge the stages of coalition development. Buildliteracy.org has averaged 100,000 hits a month since its debut in June 2001. The web site, administered by the ALA’s Office for Literacy and Outreach Services, enhances the exchange of knowledge, information and resources between community-based literacy organizations, public libraries and library systems, and local literacy coalitions. This marks the third year of Verizon’s commitment to ALA, libraries, and literacy.