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Literacy Coalition
May 11, 2015


Again this year, the faculty and staff of our adult literacy providers recognize and honor the achievements of their adult students who successfully complete an academic or vocational training program. These ceremonies are open to the public, and this year, we invite the community to join us in congratulating our graduates at the following:

Twelve days after giving birth, Meggie Howell of Syracuse holds son Christian Cunningham and her G.E.D. diploma following last year’s graduation ceremonies held for the Syracuse City School District's Adult Education program at Fowler High School.

Thursday, May 28th at 7:00 pm, will be the 45th Annual Recognition Ceremony of the Syracuse Educational Opportunity Center (SEOC) and LiteracyCNY students at the SRC Arena located at Onondaga Community College. For more information, contact 472-0130.

Thursday, June 11th at 6:00 pm will be the annual Syracuse City School District’s Adult Education Graduation celebration. The Onondaga County Public Library, specifically White, Beauchamp and Mundy branches, will be recognized as the Literacy Partner of the Year! The ceremony will be held in the Fowler HS auditorium. For more information, contact 435-4150.

Thursday, June 18th at 5:00 PM LiteracyCNY will celebrate the achievements of its students and volunteers at its Annual Recognition Reception. The event will be at the offices of Eric Mower & Associates at 211 W. Jefferson St. in Armory Square. Kindly RSVP to info@LiteracyCNY or call 471-1300 X172.

Friday, June 19th at 6:30 pm, the North Side Learning Center (NSLC) will celebrate this year's student achievements at their new location at 501 Park Street with a celebration of gains made and goals achieved. An RSVP's appreciated, but not required to 378-4825.

Monday, June 22nd at 6:00 pm is the annual Syracuse City School District’s Practical Nursing Program Graduation! The ceremony will be held in the Fowler HS auditorium. For more information, please contact 435-4150.

Wednesday, August 5th at 6:30 pm, the annual OCM BOCES Adult Graduation will be at the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College. BOCES will be honoring adult students who have participated and graduated in the HSE (High School Equivalency), NEDP (National External Diploma Program), HVAC/R, Welding, Construction Trades, Central Sterile Processing, Dental Assisting, Office Technology, CAD Drafting, Pharmacy Technician, Electrical Maintenance & Medical Assisting. For more information, please contact 453-4672.

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner was one of the guest speakers at the Newland Center’s recent 25th Anniversary Dinner, she spoke passionately about their work and the needs of adult learners in our community!

Over the years, these events have grown and are well attended by students, their families, friends and supporters. They are always a very heart-warming, high energy celebration of a monumental achievement in our students’ lives. We appreciate the support of our community partners too!

On April 25th, the Newland Center for Adult Learning and Literacy celebrated 25 years of service to thousands of adults driven by the belief in the power of literacy and the potential of all their students. Founded in 1990 under the sponsorship of Laubach Literacy (now ProLiteracy), the Newland Center (formerly The Learning Place) is a neighborhood center in the City of Syracuse that provides free literacy instruction to adults who are reading below a 4th grade level. According to Linda Green, Executive Director: "I am grateful to our Founder, Phyllis Newland, for also giving me the opportunity to work in the literacy field. I have met so many wonderful people and I have learned so much. Thank you friends, volunteers, students and donors for supporting this work under my direction. You make it all worthwhile!"