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Save the Date: LitNet Gala, Saturday, October 14, 2017


LitNet Launches American Dream Campaign

Whether our families have lived here for one generation or ten generations, our ancestors came to this country in search of new opportunities and worked hard in order to succeed. Their shared hope for a better life is the essence of the American Dream.
 
Though some would argue that the American Dream is a thing of the past, we can assure you that the American Dream is alive and well at LitNet. We see it every day in the lives of our students, about 90 percent of whom are immigrants who have come to America seeking better lives and new opportunities. With LitNet’s help, adults in our community cultivate the skills they need to reach their goals and follow their dreams.
 
In 2016, the number of new students we served increased by almost 30 percent, but our income did not increase proportionally. Therefore, this spring, we are launching the American Dream Campaign, a fundraising effort that will support LitNet’s goal of remaining free, open, and accessible to any southern Berkshire adults who need educational support. This campaign celebrates the core values of courage, strength, and determination upon which our country was founded. All funds raised will support the daily operating expenses that enable LitNet to serve students and help them pursue their own American Dreams.
 
We are excited to share that The Gilson Family Foundation has generously agreed to match funds raised by the American Dream Campaign up to $30,000!
 
A gift to the American Dream Campaign is a gift of opportunity and a promise of hope for dozens of adult learners in this community. CLICK HERE to make a donation today and help keep the American Dream alive for future generations.  

 

Upcoming Events
 

Coming to America Writing and Storytelling Workshops for Students and Tutors:
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 5:00pm
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 5:30pm
 
The American Dream Gala: Saturday, October 14, 2017
5:30-10:00pm
Berkshire Country Day School, Stockbridge, MA
 
Monthly Progress Reports for Tutors 
Tutors:  Please click here to submit your monthly progress report for the time period between June 1 and June 30, 2017.