Hayward literacy

Hayward Councilman Bill Quirk e-mails:

Since 1986, the Literacy Plus program has helped over 2,500 adults to read. As a result, they became citizens, earned driver’s licenses and G.E.D. degrees, and voted for the first time. Their increased skills resulted in higher self-esteem, better jobs and the ability to help their children succeed. The Literacy Plus program is run by the Hayward Public Library and governed by the Hayward Literacy Plus Council.

Once a year, the Council sponsors the BE OUR VALENTINE FUNDRAISER. The event will be held this year on Friday, February 8, 2008 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Hayward City Hall Rotunda at 777 B Street. The event will include live music, a live and silent auction, a raffle, food and wine. All proceeds will benefit the Literacy Plus program, to help make Hayward a more literate community. Literacy Plus website here.