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Students, faculty try to raise literacy rate
By Allyson Betot Editor
August 30, 2012
For the past year, students, faculty and staff from UNCP have been trying to set up a Literacy Commons in the area, along with representatives from the Public Schools of Robeson County and Robeson Community College.
Not only would the program improve the literacy rate for Robeson County, but it would provide a unique opportunity for UNCP students and faculty to mentor youth and put into practice the educational theories they have learned in their education courses and help to develop their professional skills for post graduation work.
Lela Clark, director of Undergraduate Admissions, said that Jackie "has been a teacher, mentor and friend. So much of what I know about admissions, recruitment and leadership, I learned from her."
According to Literacy Commons representative Tank Steiner, despite having the initial Literacy Commons proposal rejected by the University, they are still moving forward with their vision to create a more literate Robeson County with the hope that the University will offer more support in the future.
To see the full proposal and response from administration, or to learn more about the Literacy Commons, visit their website at http://theliteracycommons.wordpress.com.
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