January 6, 2011

New Year's Resolutions!

Yes. We are jumping on the New Year's Resolution bandwagon.  Why not, right?  As an organization, we have some pretty big dreams for 2011...

One big dream is to bring Literacy*AmeriCorps to Austin!  Why is this a big deal?  By bringing this national program to Austin, we will be mobilizing talented and dedicated volunteers to take action fighting the serious issue of illiteracy.  Right now, it is estimated that less than 3% of people in need of literacy services actually have access to them.  That is not ok.  Our community is suffering and we believe Literacy*AmeriCorps will be a step in the right direction!  By bringing this program to Austin, hundreds of families will receive thousands of hours of literacy instruction that otherwise wouldn't have been available.

As far as resolutions...I'll go out on a limb and list a few that pertain to my role as the Development and Communications Officer:
  1. Get more community members engaged in the issue of literacy.
  2. Get more corporations and businesses involved in supporting our work.
  3. Get more involved with social media - as an organization, be on Facebook more, Tweet more (follow us @ReachTeachUnite), and blog more!!
  4. Get to know our individual donors on a deeper level.
Do you have any big dreams or New Year's Resolutions?!  If so, share them with us!  Especially if one of yours involves volunteering in a literacy classroom, donating to a literacy organization, or learning more about a very serious issue in your community :)

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