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 The Augustine Literacy Project® of the Upstate!
Giving can take many forms in a non-profit organization like ALP.  
  • Our Board Members "give" their time to advance and grow the organization finding ways to ease the way for more people looking for volunteer opportunities to hear about our community and choose ALP.
  • Our volunteer tutors and most valuable asset, "give" treasured hours in planning and teaching time to students who would be lost without them.
  • Our ALP volunteers who "give" by responding to the call to assist in all needs during training sessions, grant writing, tutor talks and fund raising events.
  • Our amazing Director, Ann Copeland, who "gives" by orchestrating all the instruments to a beat that we can follow.
  • Our precious, talented students who work hard and "give" their tutors their best effort to achieve the success we enjoy and the reason we exist.
You too can "give" to ALP and share in the "good feeling" of the season!  
You receive this newsletter because you are part of the community that works to change the life of a child by directly investing in that child's ability to read.  Please join us in giving to ALP by making a tax deductible donation and help us grow in 2017!
Give to ALP
DABO'S
"All In" Team Foundation


We got one! Six grants were applied for in our first year as a non-profit organization. We were granted only one of the six.  Dabo Sweeney's All In Team Foundation awarded $2400 for three years in tutor scholarships.  Alice Sobray, ALP tutor and grant writer, accepted the award in a ceremony on November 2, 2016. 
Job well done Alice!

Dabo's Mission Statement:
The mission is to raise awareness of critical education and health issues in order to change lives of people across the state of
South Carolina. 

Thank you Dabo,
we feel exactly the same!

 
READ GREENVILLE
is excited about literacy!  
ALP was featured in a special edition insert of the Greenville Journal powered by Greenville First Steps in November 2016.  The ad was placed on the page entitled "Making Literacy More Convenient". 
Getting our name in the community along with other Greenville reading and literacy programs is just one way ALP is spreading the word about the importance of our project to the Upstate of South Carolina.

WANT TO MAKE A "REAL" DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE OF A CHILD?
BECOME A TUTOR!
CLASSES ARE FORMING FOR SUMMER 2017.


CONTACT Ann Copeland
augustine.upstatesc@gmail.com
 
Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas!  Board Member Denise Ruby, pictured with her student, Gaffney Dunlap, turned 60 in December.  In lieu of gifts from family and friends, she asked for donations to ALP.  Her loved ones responded generously over $1000! Truly a birthday to remember!
ALP is on Facebook!
That's right! Like us on Facebook after reading stories of our tutors, their students, our successes and challenges.  Cracking the social media market egg was a goal of 2016 with more to come in 2017.  
https://www.facebook.com/ALP.Upstate
Hello Santa...
All I want for Christmas
is for you to send more tutors to join this amazing group of volunteers for 2017. 
On December 3, 2016 the ALP tutors, board, volunteers and partners came together in food, fellowship and a festive fire pit for the holidays at the Stonehaven Clubhouse in Simpsonville. 
Visit our website for more holiday fun pics!

WE ARE BACK IN SCHOOL with a great start to the
fall semester 2016!

 
Alexander Elementary School, Greenville
Arcadia Elementary School, Spartanburg
Brook Glenn Elementary School, Greenville
Blythe Elementary School, Greenville
Chastain Road Elementary School, Liberty
Cherrydale Elementary School, Greenville
GREEN Charter School, Greenville
Monarch Elementary School, Union
North Pointe Elementary School, Anderson
Robert E. Cashion Elementary School, Greenville
Sara Collins Elementary School, Greenville
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School, Greenville
 
We have 29 tutors with 5 more starting after the Christmas Break.
 
ALP is always striving to make contact with Upstate Schools and willing to make a presentation to school administrators, teachers, PTA's or any other interested parties.  If you know of someone who should know about us, please send an email with contact information to our email address and we will be happy to reach out and share our program information.
 
The most successful way to improve the reading achievement of low-income children is to increase their access to print. Supporters of the Usborne & More book drive gave so generously to ALP that tutors will be able to give a student a book a month to build their personal library!  We are thankful for Teresa Hoover's leadership in taking the Fall Book Drive from dream to reality.
Christmas time is here again,
peace on earth good will toward men, 
the air is filled with joyful sounds,
children reading all around,
we thank all those who help us see,
the vowels, the letters, the b's and d's,
Happy Holidays ALP! 






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