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Jack Newell’s Literacy Grant Program
2009 Grant Award Recipients

This year's grants were awarded in honor of Jack Newell who has a long history of supporting volunteer literacy programs in Florida. Fifteen of Jack's colleagues and friends gave a total of $2,500. Five programs each received $500 to help improve their programs. Here are the grant winners with their contact information.

Learn to Read Jacksonville
2747 Art Museum Drive, Suite 100
Jacksonville Zip Code: 32207
Telephone Number: 904-399-8894
E-Mail Address:
Fax Number: 904-399-8894
Project Director: Evelyn Miranda

Literacy Volunteer of America-Monroe County, Inc
1400 United St., #109
Key West, FL 33040
Telephone Number:(305) 294-4352
E-Mail Address:
Fax Number:((305) 296-1337
Project Director: Mary Casanova

Volusia Literacy Council
900 S. Ridgewood Ave
Daytona Beach, Fl. 32114
Telephone Number: _386-255-8723
E-Mail Address:
Fax Number: _386-252-0709
Project Director: Kay Semion,

Learn To Read of St. Lucie County, Inc
809 Delaware Avenue Ft. Pierce, FL 34950
Telephone Number: 772 464-2747
E-Mail Address:
Fax Number: 772 464-6892
Project Director: LuzMa Camacho

Learn to Read of Northwest Florida, Inc.
3300 North Pace Blvd. Suite 324
Pensacola, FL 32505
Telephone Number: 850-432-4347
E-Mail Address:
Fax Number: 850-432-7372
Project Director: Sharyon Miller

2008 Grant Recipients
Literacy Florida!INC.

In 2008, Volunteers for Adult Literacy in Florida (VALF), implemented a grant program targeting medium and small volunteer literacy programs. Of the seven programs who applied, three received a $300 mini-grant. The programs, spread from north to south Florida, provided free instruction for a total of 438 students using 185 volunteers in 2007.

Their grant projects will provide the following:
Literacy Services of Indian River County, Inc. (LSIRC) program is purchasing English for the Spanish Speaker Book One to improve the English speaking and writing skills for up to 180 adult literacy students.

The Jackson County Public Library Computer Center is purchasing Rosetta Stone software to provide instruction for migrants and other workers to increase quality and intensity of instruction for up to 15 non-English speakers.

Literacy Volunteers of America – Monroe Countyprovides free tutoring for the southernmost county in the United States with one of the highest cost of living in the United States. Staff will train ten or more volunteer tutors to work with 10 or more non-English speaking students who work in the tourist industry. They will serve 100 students total.

Program Contact Information
Jackson County Public Library Learning Center
2925B Optimist Dr.
Marianna Fl 32448
Telephone 850-482-9124
Fax 850-482-9603
Project Director Ann Bryan, Literacy Coordinator
JoAnn Rountree Jackson County Public Library Director

Literacy Services of Indian River County, Inc. (LSIRC)
1600 21st St.
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Telephone Number: 772-778-2223
Fax Number: 772-778-2066
E-Mail Address:
Project Director: Mary Silva

Literacy Volunteers of America-Monroe County, Inc.
1400 United Street, #109
Key West, FL 33040
Telephone: 305-294-4352
Fax Number: 305-296-1337
E-Mail Address: