Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Out Reach Community Service: The Literate Earth Project

We have chosen to team up with the Literate Earth Project, seeing as we too, wish " to establish literate communities in developing countries by putting books in the hands and minds of children".  Based in Philadelphia, they supply developing countries with books, libraries, and education. They promote community building and "active citizenship". They run off of monetary donations and book drives that they coordinate on various campuses. The donations in turn contribute to books, shelving, training, and material transport. If you ever wish to donate or work with the Literate Earth Project, Visit : www.info@theliterateearthproject.org

Our group is simply an extension or facilitator for the Literate Earth Project at UAlbany. We chose to collaborate with the organization because we wanted to make a difference in poverty stricken communities. The organization was a perfect fit in our efforts to make a difference. By sending in these books, we're improving children's educational opportunities, which in turn will improve their quality of life.

Group 3: Rochester City School District

The Rochester City School District Library System is based in Rochester County, New York. With students ranging grades K through 12 in thirteen different schools, the Rochester City School District has a wide range of students with different backgrounds, interests, and appeals. In  an effort to better the education of it's students, this library system follows a mission "to create a positive learning environment in the libraries of Rochester City School through resource development sharing, staff development and technical support"(www.rcsdk2.org).

We chose this organization due to its open availability and commitment to education through all sorts of literature. The Rochester City School District Library System has little restrictions on the types of books they are willing to receive in order to develop a diverse selection of books for their students to chose from; ranging from recreational novels to educational textbooks.