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Archived News Release from 2006

For Immediate Release

Redwood City Project READ Recruiting for 4 Positions Funded by AmeriCorps

Redwood City, CA - November 20 , 2006 - Redwood City’s renowned Project READ program is recruiting to add to its caring, committed team.

Through a generous grant from AmeriCorps, Project READ will be hiring four new team members – people who want to help break the cycle of illiteracy, promote education, and encourage a lifelong love of reading and learning. Interviews are being scheduled, so interested members of the community are encouraged to immediately contact Pam Patek at Project READ, 650-780-7077 or at ppatek@redwoodcity.org. Project READ’s website is www.projectread-redwoodcty.org.

 There are two full-time and two part-time positions available, and the jobs will be ongoing from January 4, 2007 until December 7, 2007. A living expenses allowance of $11,000 / $5,770 (full / part time) will be paid, in addition to an education voucher for $4,725 / $2,326. The full time position will also receive health and childcare benefits. A high school diploma or GED is required, as is U.S. citizenship or national or lawful permanent resident status. The ability to speak Spanish is a plus, but not required.

Redwood City Project READ tutors work one-on-one, or with a small group, for just a few hours a week, helping learners attain their personal educational goals. Tutors work with learners in a relaxed and supportive environment, providing a source of inspiration and hope, and instill a lifelong love of learning. Tutoring sessions are individualized, and designed to help non-readers grow, learn and achieve their goals.

The Redwood City Public Library sponsors many free programs for children, families, and adults and is the learning center of the community. More information about library events and services, and the Redwood City Library Foundation, is available on the library’s home page at www.redwoodcity.org/library, by calling 780-7026, or by picking up library information in any Redwood City public library.

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Contact:
Kathy Endaya, Director
Project READ
650-780-7077


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