CLEE is happy to announce our new VOLstarter campaign, designed to crowdsource support for adult literacy initiatives in Tennessee. VOLstarter makes it easy to contribute online to a project – any amount, large or small!
In partnership with the Tennessee Literacy Coalition, we are currently seeking your support to enhance math literacy for Tennessee adults – through the expert online training of instructors and volunteers.
What is Math Literacy?
Math Literacy (or numeracy) is defined as “The ability to problem-solve, reason and analyze information.” Last fall, a highly recognized international survey of adult skills, commonly called the PIAAC report, found that, “…American adults lag behind their counterparts in other developed countries in mathematical and technical skills needed for a modern workplace.”
To address this problem, the Math Literacy project would provide online training in numeracy instruction to instructors and volunteers in community funded programs throughout TN. With enough donations, we also hope involving at least 5 UT students in a pilot a program of “online tutoring” for lower-skilled adults.
100% of the money you donate through our page on VOLstarter will go straight to support Tennessee literacy and CLEE’s mission to address the lifelong learning needs of all Tennesseans!
How else can I help?
Please share information about this project your community and social network – the more donations, the closer our project is to reaching its funding goal. Help spread the word!
Contact us if you have any questions,
or if you are interesting in volunteering to support literacy in Tennessee.