for the Inside Out
Presented by John McKnight
Wednesday March 28, 2007
3:00 to 5:00 PM
Courtright Memorial Library
138 West Main Street
Westerville, Ohio 43081
There is no charge to attend and all are welcome.
John McKnight is a Professor of Education and Social Policy
and Co-Director of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute
of Northwestern University. For three decades, John has researched
social service delivery systems, health policy, community organizations,
neighborhood policy, and institutional racism. He currently
directs research projects focused on asset-based neighborhood
development and methods of community building by incorporating
This program is co-sponsored by
Otterbein College Courtright Memorial Library
in connection with the
Erin McKenzie Virtual Welcoming Space, Otterbein College Center
for Community Engagement, and
Ohio TASH - Promoting Equity,
Inclusion for People with Disabilities
Alpha Lambda Delta
Honorary Society is Sponsoring a Book Drive
Did you know that one in four American adults, men and women,
have low literacy skills? Think about it. If the parents cannot
read, how can they teach their children to read? The National
Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) has teamed up with Better
World Books to help the nations families receive the
help they need in developing literacy skills.
You too can help! All you have to do is donate your textbooks,
such as the ones the bookstore would not buy back. Boxes for your
donations will be available in the Campus Center, Courtright Memorial
Library, and various dormitories. The members of Alpha Lambda
Delta Honorary Society will be boxing up your donations and ensuring
they get to the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL). The
book drive will begin on Monday February
26 and end on Thursday April 5th.
Just to give you an idea of the impact the donation of your books
can have to NCFL -- just 5,000 books will help 200 parents learn
English! The NCFL has helped many people throughout the nation
with literacy, so check out their website www.famlit.org to learn more about them.
Don't just leave your old textbooks sitting on your shelf to collect
dust, donate them to the NCFL, and youll be helping someone
to learn how to read! Help Alpha Lambda Delta Honorary Society
in this worthwhile cause -- donate your books today!
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