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Award Nominations Now Being Accepted - By Cathy Grady, Literacy Services Director

Celebrate your students, volunteers and community partners!

The Minnesota Literacy Council is now accepting nominations for our annual awards. Please read the nomination guidelines. All nominations are due Friday, March 17, 2017.

  • Outstanding Learner Awards are for students who have made unique contributions to adult literacy or achieved remarkable learning gains. The top two Outstanding Learner recipients will be chosen to receive a $250 Lucille Fisher Award. This special recognition is offered in memory of Lucille Fischer, who was a beloved ABE teacher and the first instructional supervisor for the St. Paul Public Schools ABE/GED program in 1970. Under Lucy's leadership, St. Paul became the first program in Minnesota to hold a GED graduation ceremony with caps and gowns. Lucy was also a founding member of the former professional organization, the Minnesota Association for Continuing Adult Education (MACAE). 
  • Outstanding Volunteer Awards are for volunteers who have demonstrated exceptional commitment and creativity through their involvement in adult literacy.
  • Community Partnership Awards are for organizations that have supported or collaborated with adult literacy programs to provide enhanced learning opportunities for students.

Award recipients and their nominators will be notified in April. Awards will be presented in May at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, before the Journeys student readings. Look for more information about the event soon.

We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of volunteers, learners and community partners in adult education!

Questions? Contact us!

Wendy Vang Roberts, Volunteer Outreach Manager, 651-251-9063
Cathy Grady, Literacy Services Director, 651-251-9068