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Center for Literacy Enrichment Awarded Gannett Foundation Grant

Pleasantville, NY, July 24, 2013-The Gannett Foundation/Journal News Media Group awarded $5,000 to the Center for Literacy Enrichment at Pace University in renewed support of its work to meet the literacy enrichment needs of students in Westchester County for more than 40 years.

The Center for Literacy Enrichment was founded in 1972 as a Developmental Reading Program. During the beginning years, emphasis was placed on elementary level school children from the residential area of the White Plains. It has developed into a literacy enrichment center to enhance reading, comprehension, and writing skills for students from all over Westchester County.

Pictured (from left): Sister St. John Delany, PhD, RDC, Founder and Director of the Center for Literacy Enrichment at Pace University; Janet Hasson, Publisher, The Journal News; Amanda Schick, Assistant Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations at Pace University; and Christopher P. Clouet, EdD, Superintendent of Tarrytown Public Schools and Advisory Board Member, Center for Literacy Enrichment.


“Barnes & Noble hosts Pace University Literacy Enrichment Center Fundraiser”
LoHud Blogs December/2009
 
Describes the holiday program put on by the Center for Literacy Enrichment and Barnes & Noble in White Plains.
 
 

Sister Mary St. John Delany
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It’s hotter than you-know-where outside and several dozen youngsters are frolicking on the grass at Pace University’s Center for Literacy Enrichment on the Pace Law School campus in White Plains. The hose and inflated pool are popular. The youths are there about the serious business of reading, but a little fun never hurts as Sister Mary St. John Delany, the center’s director, well knows and she stands boldly close to the action.

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“Profits & Passions: Sister Mary St. John Delany”
From Westchester County Business Journal July/2008

Interview with Sister St. John Delany about her interesting life including an audience before Pope John XXIII and a trip to Antarctica.   Also, includes a description of the Center for Literacy Enrichment annual summer camp and a description of a previous writing program for teens.

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 “The Spirit of Summer Literacy”
White Plains Times August/2006
 
Describes the Center’s school year operations including specific projects students have worked on. Also includes anecdotes of children who have been aided in language skills by the Center.

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