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A special thank you to everyone that told us what good you could do with $1,000! Our 6th annual Summer of Sharing campaign received 366 wonderful stories about the great work being done by charities, community and education groups in the cities around us.  Community Financial is proud to have donated $1,000 to the sixty-five organizations shown below.  Thank you all for the work you do to enrich our communities!

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Community Literacy Council

Posted By: Nancy Downs (June 13, 2016)
CLC provides free tutoring for adults with literacy skills below 9th grade level. In 2015, 90 trained tutors volunteered 5400 hours for learners originating from 26 countries. The demand for our dedicated tutors is growing, with 19% of our population speaking a foreign language at home (Canton, MI census 2010-2014). Although they come from vastly different backgrounds, our tutors and students develop friendships marked by mutual respect. Recent comments shared by new tutors:

• “During our short time together, we developed a good friendship. Overall, this has been a very positive time for both of us.”
• “I would like to extend my gratitude to you, Kathleen, and the Community Literacy Council for providing the opportunity to become a tutor.”

Please help us to continue our mission of “providing adults with basic reading, writing and communication skills so they may participate in their community and reach their fullest potential life."