Saint Paul’s College is the proud recipient of a $1,000 donation from the Brunswick Literacy Council (BLC).
The BLC, an accredited member of Pro-Literacy America, is one of very few all-volunteer literacy groups in Virginia and the only independent literacy organization still functioning in the South Central part of Virginia. Pro-Literacy America’s motto is “Each one, teach one,” and its focus is on quality of life issues rather than diplomas. The BLC helps people to achieve specific goals like filling out job applications, reading with their children, handling their health information, reading the Bible, or improving skills so they can study for the General Education Development (GED) test.
The Council, which is made up of both student and community volunteers, will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year. Keeping in line with its mission of service and supporting the community, Saint Paul’s College has worked with and served as an avid supporter of the organization for many years.
One-on-one tutoring and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs take place at the organization’s office located on the lower level of the Chicago Building on the Saint Paul’s College campus. “I have been volunteering with the BLC for over a year now and I love it; it warms my heart to know that I am making a difference in the lives of those we serve,” said Saint Paul’s College Student Volunteer, Qui’Nieck Newsom. The Council also offers tutoring at the Brunswick County Jail located in Lawrenceville, VA.
“We are grateful for the support shown to us by Saint Paul’s College over the years and we are happy that we share the same goal of strengthening Southside Virginia,” said Chair of the Board of the Brunswick Literacy Council, Jennifer Palmgren, Ph.D.
“Providing service to the community is one of the founding principles of Saint Paul’s College, we strive to make sure that we are doing our part in living up to that principle. We are pleased with this donation from the Brunswick Literacy Council as it helps with our continuous initiative of ensuring the future of Saint Paul’s College,” said Saint Paul’s College CEO and Interim President, Eddie N. Moore, Jr.