LATEST E-News: May 2018
Honoring the literacy legacy of Barbara Bush
Usually, when this email arrives, you'd open it to read a heart-warming story of student success.
This month, I want to point the spotlight elsewhere. For decades, the woman behind so many student successes in classrooms across this nation has been our First Lady of Literacy, Mrs. Barbara Bush. She was tireless in her efforts to raise awareness, to raise funds, and to help ALL people, adults and children alike, reach their full potential.
As we reflect on her incredible legacy, we find ourselves immensely grateful to Mrs. Bush, and the ongoing work of her family and of the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation. It is an honor to be a part of the platform she built which gives voice and a future to our families through the power of reading.
I'll close with Mrs. Bush's own words: "I chose literacy because I honestly believe that if more people could read, write, and comprehend, we would be that much closer to solving so many of the problems that plague our nation and our society".
THANK YOU for choosing literacy with us.
Melanie Fisk, MSW, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Literacy Advance of Houston
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