At a Loss for Words: Literacy’s Impact on Community and Socioeconomic Success Thu, Apr 19, 2018 — 11:45AM
A presentation of the Madison Club Charitable Foundation and the Leadership Greater Madison Alumni Association
Registration at 11:45 AM with panel discussion and lunch from 12:00-1:00 PM
National statistics indicate more than 36 million adults in the Unites States cannot read, write or do basic math above a third-grade level. Moreover, children whose parents possess low literacy levels have a 72% chance of being at the lowest reading levels themselves. As discussions ensue statewide regarding educational achievement gaps, rising health care costs, workforce disparities and the ongoing cycle of poverty – all of which are associated with adult illiteracy – the Leadership Greater Madison Alumni Association and the Madison Club Charitable Foundation will co-host a community discussion to explore the topic of adult literacy and its implications for our area. Learn more about local initiatives as well as newly-proposed legislation to expand and improve translation services within the city of Madison.
A panel of statewide experts will include the Literacy Network, the Madison Club Charitable Foundation’s 2018 Gala recipient. Lunch is $23 per person. This event is open to the public, but registration is required: https://literacydiscussion.eventbrite.com