By Amelia Robinson “Personally, as a first generation student, education is something I’m very passionate about, and what got me interested in volunteering at MagazineLiteracy.org. The work being done to promote literacy in the greater Madison area is critical in the hopes of ending poverty, and I’m very fortunate to be part of it.” -- [...]
By Amelia Robinson For Cassidy, the most important part of working with MagazineLiteracy.org has been finding new purpose for all different kinds of magazines and comics, some of which are aimed at highly specific audiences. Cassidy Slinger, a member of UW-Madison’s graduating class of 2018, has been one of the most dedicated and involved volunteers [...]
The pictures of young volunteers getting magazines and comics ready for delivery into the hands and homes of eager readers tell our story. Join us.
Our literacy mission according to first principles: The enormous value of literacy is well understood. With titles for every reading age, interest, and language, the unique benefits of printed magazines and comics for reading engagement and comprehension are well established. The literacy needs for tens of millions of U.S. and hundreds of millions of global [...]
John Crouse is a literacy road warrior who won't want this attention - but his example is too compelling not to tell the world. Our mission at MagLiteracy.org is simple - share our joy for the magazines and comics we love with at-risk readers who have little or no access to reading materials - Reading [...]
Like the light of the sun, it beautifies all things on which it shines, and is no less welcome in the palace than in the humblest home. — Lewis Latimer Just down the road from the laboratory where Thomas Edison invented the light bulb that was perfected by serial inventor Lewis Latimer, Jacque Howard has [...]
Our literacy hats off to the amazing Mid-Ohio Foodbank for eagerly receiving and delivering our magazines to new readers via food pantries, job training, nutrition education, and more. Providing near 150,000 meals a day via 650 community agencies is incredible on its own. We are blessed to be able to tap this extensive supply-chain for [...]
Thank you Mary in Connecticut for sharing your favorite magazines with our new eager readers at MagLiteracy.org. We love opening gifts boxes like this, which underscore why magazines and comics, with titles for every reading age, interest, and language, are the most powerful literacy engines on the planet.
A frequent question is how to get involved with MagLiteracy.org. There are literacy needs in every town - in your community - that you can help to meet. Foster children and moms and kids in domestic abuse shelters, comforting families during natural disasters and rebuilding after, reaching reader's via food pantries, homeless students, children in [...]
We've reached the point where about half the inquiries to our literacy project come from desktop computers and a full half or more come directly from mobile devices. Thanks to the amazing support and hard work of so many individuals and businesses, coast to coast, and around the world, we have learned so many lessons [...]