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Literacy Council of Reading-Berks to Celebrate Citizenship on June 7

by Literacy Council of Reading-Berks

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The Literacy Council of Reading-Berks will celebrate its “Gateway to Citizenship” program on Friday, June 7, at 7:30 a.m. at its “Turning Dreams into Reality” breakfast. The event will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in downtown Reading.

The Council will present its “Leader for Literacy” award to Aldea – The People’s Justice Center. The “Leader for Literacy” award serves as evidence of local employers’ contribution to supporting the Literacy Council’s mission to help people better communicate and contribute to their families, workplaces, and communities.

Aldea – The People’s Justice Center Aldea partners with the Literacy Council by providing citizenship application services to Lawful Permanent Residents who are participating in our “Gateway to Citizenship” program. While the Literacy Council has provided citizenship preparation classes to Berks County residents for almost 50 years, the Council was never able to provide the much-needed component of legal assistance for legal permanent residents to navigate the naturalization process. Thanks to the partnership with Aldea, the Council has been able to assist almost 200 individuals on the pathway to citizenship!

In addition to presenting the award, current and former students will share how the Literacy Council has impacted their lives through our “Gateway to Citizenship” program, which is funded by the United States Department of Homeland Security, Office of Citizenship and Immigration Services.

“The Council is elated to recognize the work of our longtime partner Aldea and thrilled to share the impact of our ‘Gateway to Citizenship’ program with local employers and supporters,” said Ryan A. Breisch, Council Executive Director.

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