Nearly 300 guests gathered at the Fairmont Hotel on October 26th for Literacy Pittsburgh's annual Leaders for Literacy Luncheon. Student Mina Zarban talked about her journey from Iran to Pittsburgh, her struggles to communicate in English and her hopes for the future. This year several special guest speakers celebrated the accomplishments of Don Block, our Executive Director, who recently retired after 34 years of service to our students and our community.
Proceeds from the luncheon ensure that our students can continue to receive the many free services that Literacy Pittsburgh provides. Luncheon donations makes possible personalized instruction to help adults obtain their high school equivalency diploma, gain fluency in English, join or re-enter the workforce, and access additional referral services. Contributions pay for teaching materials, classroom equipment, volunteer tutor training, classroom instruction, and other learning resources.
View event coverage in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's SEEN column.
2018 Leaders for Literacy Luncheon