Authored by: Jim Silver

Grant: Partnering for Change: Community-Based Solutions for Aboriginal and Inner-City Poverty - 2012-2019
Category: Housing and Neighbourhood Revitalization

Excerpt:

A wealth of evidence—both global and local—confirms the value of literacy, and the importance of programs that promote literacy. !is is especially the case for low-income individuals and communities, for whom gains in literacy can be transformative. This paper examines the case of the Westgrove Literacy Program, located in Westgrove Housing in suburban Winnipeg. Westgrove Literacy Executive Summary is a grassroots, community-based literacy program. !is type of literacy programming serves the crucial function of being the first rung on the literacy and education ladder for many of the members of this low-income community.

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