As a board member with Durham Literacy Center, I worked closely with the executive director to maximize exposure of the Center’s 30th Anniversary Celebration. I posted the event on local community calendars, and wrote and distributed a press release to local media outlets. I took photos and posted on Twitter and Instagram during the event. Durham Magazine featured the anniversary celebration in their December 2016/January 2017 Edition.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 25, 2016

THE DURHAM LITERACY CENTER CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF EMPOWERING DURHAM RESIDENTS THROUGH LITERACY WITH MURAL UNVEILING ON SEPTEMBER 29

DURHAM, NC (SEPTEMBER 25, 2016) The Durham Literacy Center (DLC) will celebrate its 30th Anniversary with current and past students, volunteers and supporters of the Center on Thursday, September 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at its downtown Durham location (1905 Chapel Hill Road).

The celebration’s main event will be the revelation of a mural made in partnership with Happymess Studios. The mural’s design features a “tree of knowledge,” with books perched on branches that transform into birds as they fly off – a fitting metaphor for the empowerment that literacy provides, both here and around the world.

“Since 1985, the Durham Literacy Center has empowered more than 16,000 Durham County residents through literacy,” says Ike Thomas, board president. “As we celebrate the success of our past students, we look forward to reaching new milestones with current and future students.”

DLC’s 30th Anniversary Celebration will be observed during Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, a time dedicated to recognizing the importance of promoting adult literacy at the national level. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments and entertainment will be provided.

To learn more about the Durham Literacy Center, visit http://www.durhamliteracy.org.

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