2022 Authors for Literacy was a triumph!

Authors for Literacy 2022

Authors for Literacy 2022 was a triumph! Finally, after several delays and date changes, we could enjoy an evening with Delia Owens. Her keynote was terrific! She also spent time doing a Q&A and signed copies of Where the Crawdads sing for folks. 

Authors for Literacy 2022

The Fund-A-Need auction raised over $37,000!  If you were there, THANK YOU! There is still time to contribute!

Authors for Literacy 2022

You can see more photos of the event on this page or our Facebook account.
 
Thank you, Jesse, from Photo KIt Photography, for doing a fantastic job.
 
Thank you for helping us fulfill our mission to transform lives and communities through the power of literacy and our vision of a just and equitable community in which literacy is accessible and achievable by all!
 
Authors for Literacy 2022

Our core values

Lifelong Learning

  • We believe the pursuit of knowledge is a lifelong journey for our students, tutors, staff, board, and community.
  • We offer transformative learning experiences to people of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities.

Individual Dignity

  • We believe individuals have the power to reach their own potential through teaching, learning, and community involvement. 
  • We trust and believe in our students when they share their experiences, goals, insights, and vision. 
  • We co-create learning environments where the dignity, worth, and complexity of each person is honored. 

Equity and Justice

  • We believe access to lifelong quality education is the cornerstone of a more just and equitable society.
  • We commit to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our organization and recognize that racism is a major barrier to achieving a community where literacy is accessible to all. 
  • We serve as equal partners with students, tutors, staff, and board to help students reach their goals.

Leadership and Innovation

  • We respond to a changing landscape, creating new pathways for groups and individuals to reach their full potential. 
  • We initiate collaboration in a nonpartisan manner to engage the community in advocating for the change required to create a more literate Buncombe County.
  • We commit to the highest standards of professionalism, honesty, and integrity in all individual, business, and community interactions.

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