Buy KC Pils, Support Literacy Kansas City!
Thank you to Boulevard Brewing Co. for choosing us as their hometown charity
Thank you for attending Love Letters for Literacy!
We had a great turnout for our inaugural Love Letters for Literacy event on Thursday, February 27 – a wonderful event featuring wonderful speakers and highlighting our brand new Literacy Champions auxiliary group. Photos and video are coming soon!
Thank you to all of our speakers and presenters:
R. Crosby Kemper III – Executive Director, The Kansas City Public Library
Tammy Burrage – Literacy Kansas City Student
Laura Luckert – Marketing Professional
Rhiannon Ross – The Writers Place
David Arnold Hughes – Poet
Patti Tilley – Literacy Kansas City GEARS Student
Anthony Zappa – Literacy Kansas City GEARS Student
Michelle Pond – Poet
Jane Beasley – Literacy Kansas City Tutor
Janet Banks – Poet
Stanley Banks – Poet
And thank you to all of our new Literacy Champions members who were able to attend!
It’s not too late to become a Literacy Champion and receive invitations to upcoming events such as Love Letters for Literacy, along with many more exclusive membership benefits! Click the button below to learn more and join today!
Mark Your Calendar!
Only 4 team spots are left! We’re excited to have the following teams signed up already:
Black & Veatch
Blue Cross Blue Shield Kansas City
Childrens Mercy Hospitals & Clinics
Chris & Holly Combest
Daren & Julee Fox
Kansas City Public Library & Boulevard Brewing Co.
The Kauffman Foundation
Midland Loan Services
Multi Service Corporation
Nordstrom – Oak Park Mall
Research & Training Associates
Rotary Club 13
Warden Grier – Mr. and Mrs. James M. Warden
Thursday, April 24, 2013 in the Pierson Auditorium, UMKC Student Success Center
Click here for the latest details about how YOU can be a part of the Bee!
Click here to sign up your team online today, become a sponsor, or purchase tickets!
Rainy Day Books
Literacy Kansas City is partnering with Rainy Day Books to promote literacy at select upcoming author events. All upcoming events will be listed on the menu on the right side of our homepage. If you are interested in volunteering at one of these events, please contact us at (816) 333-9332.
For more information on Rainy Day Books, visit www.rainydaybooks.com
Shop the Literacy Kansas City Jewelry Collection from Hang Ups in KC!
Exciting news! Literacy Kansas City has partnered with Hang Ups in KC to help spread the word about the need for literacy in our community. Hang Ups — a maker of handmade jewelry, ornaments, cards & gifts — has created a line of jewelry just for us. The Literacy Kansas City Collection features necklaces, bracelets and earrings — using vintage and repurposed items — that celebrate the joy of reading with inspirational words and quotes. A portion of every sale from this exclusive line of jewelry will go to Literacy Kansas City.
Kristi and Carolyn, the brains behind Hang Ups, are passionate about literacy. Both love to read and believe that everyone should have the same opportunity. Their designs reflect their enthusiasm and love for reading, and we couldn’t be happier with the results!
We are thrilled to be working with these two women who share our vision of literacy for all. ‘Like’ our Facebook page to receive updates and share this exciting news with your friends and family. And visit Hang Ups in KC now to start shopping — the jewelry comes just in time for the holidays. Give the gift of literacy!
You can make a difference!
Thank you for your interest in Literacy Kansas City. We need your help! Would you like to become a literacy tutor? Would you like to make a donation? Or are you simply looking for information about the organization? Everything you need is right here!
Students are waiting for YOU!
Tutor training workshops are scheduled regularly throughout the year – see the side bar to the left of the page for upcoming dates and times. We currently have a waiting list for students who have met requirements to be assigned a tutor – these students are standing by, waiting to begin their journey toward becoming better readers and they need your help!
Ready to get started? Complete the volunteer application and Literacy Kansas City’s Volunteer Manager will be in touch with you shortly to discuss the next steps in becoming involved with Literacy Kansas City. Volunteers are the heart and soul of this organization – we can’t wait to hear from you!
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