Spotlight on #ReadtheDifference

ReadingItForward​If you can read this, you owe your literacy to someone.  And the purpose of this post is to show you how you can pay it forward.

Did you know that, according to data from Reading is Fundamental, nearly two-thirds of low-income families in the U.S. own no books?

The Hartman Literacy and Learning Center on Marquette’s campus is changing that for children in the city of Milwaukee.

For 22 years the Hartman Center has allowed Marquette student teachers to gain valuable experience in creating relationships with struggling children and helping them learn and grow. In exchange, the future citizens of Milwaukee get much-needed individual tutoring support to bring their reading skills up to par. These children are admitted on an as-needed basis.

But the Hartman Center needs your help now.  We are launching a crowdfunding campaign, which is a online fundraiser called #ReadtheDifference.

To support this campaign click here.

Donations will help reach the overall goal of introducing an electronic library database system to the Hartman Center. This tracking device will make it much easier to allow children to check out and return books quickly.

Most Hartman Center participants live in poverty and only 10% of these children currently have reading material at home. Checked out books would augment their in-center learning experiences and allow for cura personalis, care for the whole person, as they explore the wonderful world of the written language.

Contributions of any amount are gladly accepted. Our goal is $4,500. As a 501© non-profit, donations are tax-deductible.

Donations can be given online through the crowd funding site www.indiegogo.com.

For more information, follow us on social media or visit our website.

Thank you for your time!
Go Marquette!

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