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Blue Ridge Literacy Council (BRLC) is looking for 1 energetic, creative, hardworking individual to support our Adult Literacy, ESL and general programs. This individual will work directly with BRLC staff, students, tutors and other volunteers to help adult learners acquire the reading, writing, basic math, English language and computer skills they need to improve their lives. BRLC is located in Henderson County, NC, south of Asheville, NC.

See position description at http://nclc.web.unc.edu/files/2015/03/BRLC-Service-Description.pdf

Please note - Candidates will need to complete an NC LiteracyCorps (AmeriCorps) application. For a copy of the application or for additional information about AmeriCorps, please go to https://nclc.web.unc.edu/join-nclc/americorps-member/ All AmeriCorps applications must be submitted by May 10, 2017. Applicants who do not submit an AmeriCorps application cannot be considered for this position. Please also send resume and cover letter to aweil@litcouncil.org.

The AmeriCorps program is a national service program run by the Corporation for National & Community Service. All member benefits and qualifications are set by the Corporation. For more information about the AmeriCorps program overall, visit www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps. For more information about this particular program, the NC LiteracyCorps, please visit https://nclc.web.unc.edu/join-nclc/americorps-member/

The 2017-2018 program year will run from August 7, 2017 through July 31, 2018.

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Rickey Parker, Blue Ridge Literacy Council Board President and Autumn Weil, Executive Director, thank McCray Benson, President/CEO of the Community Foundation of Henderson County and Dan Poeta, President of Horizon Heating & A/C for the generous contribution from the HHA Foundation.

GOODWorks WNC interviews Blue Ridge Literacy Council Executive Director Autumn Weil about our mission and successes. This video, entitled "Journey to Be Free" is part of an ongoing series of interviews produced by GOODWorks WNC to provide awareness and support to local nonprofit organizations. Autumn highlights the story of one of our most dedicated and successful students.

Journey to Be Free

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Reflections by BRLC student, James.

“At the age of 65 my 23 year old son told me I was the biggest con he ever knew. He said, “Somehow you have managed to travel to so many countries, be involved in nationwide organizations, have an introduction to two Ivy League universities, run a business having at least 62 employees at one time and you never were able to read above a second grade level.”

And now, in old age, my memory is failing and I have to learn phonics. I can say with a smile that I am having fun and being free because I don’t have to live a lie. Instead of running from words I embrace them.”

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