literacy

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8:05 am
Thu July 10, 2014

WSW: Remembering Author Walter Dean Myers

Credit Foundation for Newark's Future

WestSoutwest with Walter Dean Myers

Last year Walter Dean Myers came to Kalamazoo as part of a cross-country tour to promote literacy among young people. 

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1:53 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Grant to fund three new literacy centers in Kalamazoo

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Cities were judged based on quality of proposals, scale and potential for impact of their plans.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo will receive funding for an additional three literacy centers thanks to a $25,000 grant announced this week by Cities of Service. In this round, Kalamazoo was one of 23 cities awarded a total of $1 million for "impact volunteering" projects that tackle local challenges, according to a Cities of Service press release.
Literacy
1:01 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

WestSouthwest: Reading Ambassador Walter Dean Myers

Button used to promote Myers's visit to the Kalamazoo Public Library
Credit WMUK

WestSouthwest with Walter Dean Myers

Award-winning children's author Walter Dean Myers, 76, has met famous people in his lifetime, like Langston Hughes and James Baldwin. These days, the New York Times-best-selling writer is on a mission to meet children from low-income backgrounds. He's encouraging them to read as he travels across the country as the 2012 Ambassador for Young People's Literature. It's a role that brought Myers to Kalamazoo this summer. 

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WMUK News
10:58 am
Sun August 4, 2013

Reading ‘ambassador’ brings national tour to Kalamazoo

Walter Dean Myers mingles at a Read Across America Day event
Credit Foundation for Newark's Future

The Kalamazoo area’s renewed push for literacy will get a boost from a national champion. For two days, New York Times best-selling young-adult author Walter Dean Myers will speak and sign books at the Kalamazoo Public Library. It is part of his cross-country tour as the 2012 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

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6:16 pm
Sun June 16, 2013

Education officials hope to expand Battle Creek literacy project

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Program funded by W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant has shown success in first two years
More of the youngest students at the area's lowest-performing school are on-track to meet state standards thanks to a United Way-backed literacy project, data from the project shows, and officials are hoping the project can expand.