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I am a writer and social justice advocate.

I created a literacy program at an organization that serves homeless adults in New York City. My program was the only one of its kind, where clients were tested upon entry and all clients who read beneath a 6th grade reading level were provided with one-on-one literacy instruction. During my tenure as Director of Education the program yielded a 100% success rate. All of my clients who started on a first grade reading level or higher and completed six literacy sessions increased an average of 1.5 grade levels. (Clients who started beneath a first grade reading level required additional literacy sessions).

I perfected my literacy teaching strategy through my work with maximum-security inmates, “at risk...more


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Literacy Is Power: How To C...
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