There is no issue closer to a newspaper editor’s heart than literacy.
Our jobs depend on it. Literally.
That’s why I could not be happier to announce that we are going to be partnering with the Delaware County Literacy Council to promote one of their big annual events, International Literacy Day on Sept. 12.
The members of our blog team and Community Media Lab met with Susan Keller, the volunteer coordinator from the Literacy Council, at our monthly meeting last night to formalize our plans to promote the event.
All of our bloggers will be promoting the event in their blogs.
Members of the Philadelphia Union will be on hand as the Literacy Council pushes awareness of this crucial issue.
The event will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 5-7 p.m. at their headquarters at 2217 Providence Avenue in Chester.
We’ll even be taking our weekly live-stream Internet broadcast, ‘Live From the Newsroom,’ to the Literacy Council to add to the fun.
I’m hoping our bloggers will be manning a table at the event, all in an effort to promote literacy in Delaware County.
I am hoping our readers also will turn out. The Literacy Council has 200 volunteers, but they’re always looking for more. They help more than 500 people a year.
Why not join us!