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General News · 23rd May 2009
Sarah O'
On June 6, from 3:00-5:00pm, there will be a meeting open to the entire community at the Manson’s Hall. This meeting will be in regards to the Literacy Now Grant and the money Cortes has received to develop literacy in our community. Literacy is by no means limited to reading and writing in this case, but is more focused on the idea of lifelong learning and the many ways we can learn to communicate and be valuable members or our community. Sustainable living, intergenerational connections, art, sport, and culture all fit into this grant’s ideas of literacy; and this is just the beginning.

Please join us on the 6th for a group discussion about how we are already approaching literacy here on Cortes, and how we can further develop our dedication to continually offering opportunities for learning in our community. The meeting will be mediated and all ideas are welcome. The long term goal is for the completion of a community plan that will be submitted to Literacy Now in the hopes of accessing funding to continue existing projects and developing new ones.

If you would like more information prior to the meeting, please do not hesitate to contact Sarah O’Shannessy at 935 0282 or via email at Also, please feel free to visit for more information.