Common Heart Literacy Volunteers will open their new office in Monroe on Tuesday, November 5th!
MONROE– Common Heart Literacy Volunteers will open their new office in Monroe on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The office at 115 Henderson Street is the headquarters for a new outreach program to promote adult literacy in Union County.
After the closing of the Literacy Council of Union County this summer, Common Heart staff & volunteers joined with the Council’s remaining and former volunteers, tutors, community partners and interested individuals to relaunch the mission of adult literacy in our community.
The office and computer learning lab, staffed by volunteers, will be open for students and tutors on Tuesdays from 9 a.m.- Noon & 5-8 p.m.; Thursdays 9 a.m.-Noon & Saturdays 9 a.m.-Noon.
Several training sessions are being offered to staff the outreach site and train tutors. The public is invited to attend one of the two offerings of Literacy 101, then if you desire to be a tutor to follow that up with Literacy 201 Tutor Training.
● Literacy 101: Thursday, Nov. 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Common Heart (116 Business Park Drive, Suite A, Indian Trail)
● Literacy 101: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Common Heart Literacy Volunteers office (115 Henderson St., Monroe).
● Literacy 201 Tutor Training: Saturday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Common Heart (116 Business Park Drive, Suite A, Indian Trail). To sign up for any of these volunteer orientation & training sessions, visit CommonHeart.org/Literacy.
To sign up for any of these volunteer orientation & training sessions, visit CommonHeart.org/Literacy. If you know an adult who wants to improve their English reading and/or writing skills have them call the literacy office after Nov. 5 at 704-993-6931. Literacy Volunteers also serve those wishing to learn English.
For more information about how you can be involved email: LiteracyVolunteers@CommonHeart.org or call Common Heart at 704-218-9060 and ask for Keith Adams.
About Common Heart Founded in 2006, Common Heart works to create a “small revolution of kindness” in our community to eradicate food insecurity and eliminate generational poverty. Common Heart's programs are designed to engage community volunteer action in 3 areas: food pantries, thrift stores, and economic empowerment.
The 501(c)3 nonprofit serves families and individuals in need who live in Union County and the surrounding area through three weekly food pantries and four mobile food pantries currently serving over 2,000 individuals each month. Common Things Boutique & Thrift Shop, 321 Indian Trail Road North, sells new and gently-used items at bargain prices and is open to the public with proceeds from the shop helping to feed hungry families. Our Economic Empowerment programs provide focus groups to help those in poverty move into stability as well as community workshops to better understand local poverty.
Donations and volunteers are always welcome and appreciated. Find more information about Common Heart online at www.CommonHeart.org.