Month of Literacy

The Month of Literacy is part of the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County’s Early Grade Literacy program.

Every Spring, UWNCC staff and volunteers distribute new books to students kindergarten to 3rd grade.

Why third-grade literacy matters?

“Up until the end of third grade, most children are learning to read. Beginning in fourth grade, however, they are reading to learn, using their skills to gain more information in subjects such as math and science, to solve problems, to think critically about what they are learning, and to act upon and share that knowledge in the world around them.” ( Early Warning Full Report 2010, pg 9)

2020 Month of Literacy opportunities will be posted soon

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Board of Trustees

President 2019
Vice President
  • Jennifer Wilkins, SUNY Fredonia
Past President
Members at Large
  • Traci Avila, Cassadaga Valley Central School
  • Kelly Dimitri, The Resource Center
  • Alicia Ekstrom, The Chautauqua Center
  • Jonelle Frazier, Chautauqua Rehab & Nursing Center
  • Beth Margolis, Liberty Vineyard & Winery
  • John Noel, Cassadaga Job Corps
  • Paula Pichon, Seneca Nation
  • Mike Ringler, HBKS Wealth Advisors
  • Gary Sobilo, Nestle Purina PetCare
  • Kim Wilkinson, Lakeside Clinic

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