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GLP Welcomes Individual, Family and Community Participation Within the USA

Children look forward with confidence when they have the support of extended family and the communityThe protection of human rights and the elimination of poverty are a shared responsibility. GLP subscribes to the philosophy that having access to literacy is a human right.

GLP therefore supports an orientation that urges development practitioners to use the human rights tools at their disposal, especially the right to access to literacy, in the struggle against poverty.

Community Capacity Building Programs

GLP continues to explore the connections between literacy and community development. We continually explore novel ways to support the maintainence of healthy communities, including community-based organizations (CBOs) and other local level institutions, as the primary vehicle to facilitate empowerment.

Days of Service
Each year the Global Literacy Project observes a variety of service events including National Days of Service by coordinating a service projects for individuals and groups to take part in.

School libraries month logoInternational School Library Month: "Literacy and Learning at your School Library"
During the month of October students, teachers, parents and well wishers celebrate school libraries and work to highlight the importance of school library programs in the education of our children (International School Library Day is celebrated throughout the world on the first Monday in October). GLP holds a "Walk for Literacy" in support of this month.

Teen Read Week™
Libraries across the world celebrate Teen Read Week with a variety of special events and programs aimed at encouraging teens to read for pleasure and to visit their libraries for free reading materials. Held the third full week of October.

Make a Difference Day
Observed annually on the fourth Saturday in October, this is a day of service dedicated to helping others.

Martin Luther King Jr.  Day of ServiceMartin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Observed annually on the third Monday in January, this is a day of service utilized to celebrate and continue realizing the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Our annual "Walk for Literacy" is a great tool for getting members of your community involved in eradicating illiteracy. See how you can help!
2009 Walk for Literacy poster
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?" MLK. Support "Make-A-Difference Day," the fourth Saturday of October or MLK Day of Service in January.
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Help bring a reading activity to a USA school. Support "The African American Read-In Chain," "Mother Language Day," "World Storytelling Day," or "World Book Day"
Denise Lewis Patrick

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