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The Literacy Commons
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The Literacy Commons

 

Reciprocity, Engagement, Empowerment

 

''I don't read such small stuff as letters, I read men and nations.” – Sojourner Truth

The Literacy Commons is a community/university partnership dedicated to enriching and enhancing literacy in the UNCP service area through voluntarism, tutoring, and publication. We are a member of the University’s Division of Engaged Outreach team, and we partner and work with local schools and community members.

 The Literacy Commons is dedicated to promoting the plurality of literacies through cooperation and reciprocity among those who live, work, and attend school in our region. For us, literacy encompasses and engages the ability to create, read, and use various texts for multiple purposes in multiple settings, from understanding the instructions on the back of a medicine bottle to writing a novel to interacting with web-based digital media. Through participant-centered classes and workshops, individualized tutoring, and inspiring and enriching community events and collaborations, The Literacy Commons fosters, advances, and sustains the development and continuation of literacy.

 

 


Our Mission, Our Vision

The Literacy Commons is dedicated to promoting the plurality of literacies through cooperation and reciprocity among those who live, work, and attend school in our region. For us, literacy encompasses and engages the ability to create, read, and use various texts for multiple purposes in multiple settings, from understanding the instructions on the back of a medicine bottle to writing a novel to interacting with web-based digital media. Through participant-centered classes and workshops, individualized tutoring, and inspiring and enriching community events and collaborations, The Literacy Commons fosters, advances, and sustains the development and continuation of literacy.