One of the biggest obstacles to employment is literacy. That's especially true if English isn't your first language. And supporting ESL programming is an important element in reducing unemployment.
A tutoring center in Southwest Detroit, All Saints Literacy Center
(ASLC), is looking to raise a modest sum to improve its capacity through a Patronicity crowdfunding campaign
. The $5,000 they hope to raise will go towards the center's operating budget and installing software for iPads donated by Dollar General.
The campaign's website tells the story of Paty, a Detroit resident who spoke very little English before coming to the center. But after a year and a half of tutoring, while still working full-time, she completed a nine-week construction trades job training program at La Sed. And according to the website, "She also enrolled in citizenship classes, and on September 13, 2017, Paty became a U.S. citizen."
ASLC is a completely volunteer-based nonprofit partially funded by the Adrian Dominican's Dominican Rea Literacy Corporation. Last year, ASLC provided over 2,500 hours of instruction to 76 students.
Donate to the ASLC crowdfunding campaign here.