Monday, May 18, 2020

DISTANCE LEARNING BECOMES A MUST FOR THE MOMENT

We are happy that many of our ESL tutors have found ways to keep their students moving forward even though they cannot meet in person. About a third of our tutors are using Zoom or Facetime to good effect. Another third are at least communicating regularly by telephone or text. Roughly 2/3 of our tutors are maintaining communication with their ESL students while sheltering in place.

We regret that during the Shelter in Place directive we are not able to use our Diablo Valley Literacy Council library at 4000 Clayton Road in Concord. We will notify our volunteers when the library is available again.

We hope to hold some manner of training for new tutors in the fall of 2020, but it is yet to be determined whether the training will all be online.

The Board has had a chance to work on ways to keep a balanced budget each year. One step in this direction was our fund raiser with Mountain Mike Pizza.

Our First Fundraiser Was A Success!
Terese McGregor, DVLC Director of Development

On Friday, June 12, we held our first community fundraiser at Mt. Mike’s Pizza for take-out or delivery.  By each of us advertising it via email and social media, we received some surprise donations in addition to the 29 food orders that were placed!  Thank you to all of those who spread the word, and ordered too.  It takes a village!  Here is the breakdown of the results:

$465.00-total outside donors
$268.92-total from 29 orders at Mt. Mike's


$733.92- Grand Total of the fundraiser!