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Volunteer Spotlight: Linda Osterberg

Linda Osterberg has owned Mount-N-Frame in Vail for over 30 years. She started as a part-time picture framer, and ended up buying the business. She has practiced yoga for many years, and teaches yoga on a part-time basis. In her spare time, Linda hikes, skis, and bikes. In November, she also became a volunteer with […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Laurie Blickenstaff

Volunteer Laurie Blickenstaff (left), pictured here with fellow Literacy Project volunteer Jackie Stockwell and BCMS Guidance Counselor Nita Kirwan, is a new addition to The Literacy Project volunteer team, but she is not new to The Literacy Project. “After working in the title insurance industry for several years, I decided to put my teaching license […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Karen Zavis

Karen Zavis has been a volunteer tutor with The Literacy Project’s Study Friends program for six years. The Study Friends program is designed to help middle school students improve their reading, writing, math, and homework skills by pairing them with a trained adult volunteer tutor, though Karen is the first to tell you that Study […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Melanie Dennis

The Literacy Project of Eagle County has named Melanie Dennis to the nonprofit’s board of directors. “With her unique background in education and real estate, Melanie has much to offer in her new leadership position on The Literacy Project’s board,” said Colleen Gray, Executive Director of The Literacy Project. “Her career keeps her embedded deeply […]

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Reading Buddies Spring 2017

A partnership between The Literacy Project and the Eagle Valley Library District, the Reading Buddies program pairs teen volunteers with younger kids for an hour of one-on-one shared reading, once a week! The Reading Buddies program is for Little Buddies (students in grades 1-3) and Big Buddies (teen mentors in grades 9-12). Buddy pairs read […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Randy Schroeder

In his 14 years of volunteering with The Literacy Project, Randy Schroeder has helped 19 middle-school students with their reading, homework, and English as a Second Language skills. Randy lives in Gypsum, and his day job is with San Isabel Telecom. In giving back to the community in such a profound and lasting way, Randy […]

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Make a Difference in 2017!

Make a New Year’s resolution to make a difference in 2017! The Literacy Project of Eagle County needs adult volunteer tutors to work with adults through our one-to-one tutoring program, and teens through our Study Friends program. Our students are seeking help with their reading, writing, math, or English language skills.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Pam Brandmeyer

The Literacy Project of Eagle County, the community-based tutoring program matching volunteer tutors with community members of all ages, is honoring its Tutor of the Month for November, Pam Brandmeyer.

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The 9th Annual Climb for Literacy

Ellen Miller is an internationally renowned mountaineer with a gift for putting her unique talents to work for her community. She created The “Climb for Literacy” fundraiser in 2008 as a way for children to channel their passion for climbing into an event that would promote literacy. The 9th Annual Climb for Literacy will take […]

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Welcome, Rebecca Burroughs!

Please join us in welcoming Rebecca Burroughs, The Literacy Project’s new ESL class instructor! Rebecca is an English and ESL teacher at Battle Mountain High School. She has also served as a part-time adjunct instructor in both English and ESL at Colorado Mountain College. Rebecca is a member of the Colorado Teachers of English to […]