$5,000 awarded to Friends of Literacy

Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank and trustee of the MutualOne Charitable Foundation, announced today that the Foundation has awarded $5,000 to Friends of Literacy Unlimited, Inc.

Literacy Unlimited is a free program of the Framingham public libraries that trains volunteer tutors to teach adult learners in English as a second language, citizenship, and GED preparation, as well as reading, writing and math for English speakers.

The Foundation’s award will support the program’s Life Resource Project, an initiative to collect information of topics of practical concern to students, such as how to get a driver’s license, pass the citizenship test, register a child for school, get health care, find housing, and prepare their taxes. The Project will organize information in a way that is easily accessible to Literacy Unlimited staff for offering assistance to tutors and students.

“Teaching local residents who have limited English skills how to manage their lives successfully is a critical step in building a stronger community,” said Haranas. “We are pleased to support Friends of Literacy in their efforts to help make that happen.”