ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- ProLiteracy has announced the award of more than $100,000 in National Book Fund grants to 65 community-based programs around the nation including the Literacy Council in Rockford.
Since 1995, ProLiteracy’s National Book Fund has awarded more than $2.9 million in grants, helping more than 305,000 adults, youth, and children improve their reading skills as a result.
The Literacy Council, founded in 1985, is a not for profit organization which offers services and classes at no cost to adult clients. Training is provided through one-to-one tutoring, family programs, small classes, English as a second language and computer classes. Tutors are always needed and training is provided to individuals at no charge to individuals wanting to help.