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LitNet in the News

LitNet in the News

October 19, 2017
The Berkshire Eagle
"Tutors of LitNet were asked to stand in a commemorative toast to honor their service. Prashker told them, 'Nobody deserves LitNet's recognition more than you. To our tutors, you are the engine, the essence and the heart of Litnet. We thank you, we salute you and we commend you for your enormous generosity and commitment to your students and to LitNet. You are the best.'"

October 16, 2017
Rural Intelligence
"Is 'the American dream' still achievable in 2017? The Literacy Network of South Berkshire (LitNet), its staff, board members and dedicated tutors would answer that question with a resounding 'yes.'"

September 29, 2017
Listen to Executive Director Jennifer Vrabel talk to Smitty about all things LitNet.

September 13, 2017
The Berkshire Eagle
"The Literacy Network of South Berkshire has launched its Community Cares Initiative which gives local businesses an opportunity to participated in LitNet's American Dream Campaign."

September 12,2017
The Berkshire Edge
"During the initiative, LitNet volunteers will call upon local merchants to donate $50 to the campaign. The merchants will receive decals to place in their windows to demonstrate their participation in the initiative and share their support of the Berkshires’ local immigrant community."

July 3, 2017
The Berkshire Eagle
"When the scourge of illiteracy is beaten, everyone benefits. Kudos to LitNet and organizations like it that seek to extirpate it from our midst."

June 30, 2017
The Berkshire Eagle
"LitNet this month launched what it's calling the "American Dream Campaign" to raise funds for services and program materials. The Marblehead-based Gilson Family Foundation has promised to match donations up to a total of $30,000 until LitNet's annual gala, slated for Oct. 14."

June 3, 2017
The Berkshire Eagle
"“I am very focused to succeed,” she says about the many thousands of hours she spent in English classes. She gratefully mentions colleagues at Housatonic Curtains who practiced with her during lunch breaks, and instructors at BCC and LitNet, where she studied English. She still works with tutors, concentrating now on pronunciation."

February 17, 2017
The Berkshire Edge
"Jennifer Hermanski is the executive director of the Literacy Network of South Berkshire. She said the organization tutors 130 adults, 90 percent of whom are immigrants."

January 7, 2017
The Berkshire Eagle
"Maybe it was an honest mistake, maybe not. But either way, it was the moment that Maribel Teyssier passed her English exam."

December 7, 2016
The Berkshire Eagle
"Under majestic, high ceilings of the First Congregational Church in Great Barrington, the festive gathering drew more than 75 teachers, tutors, board members, family members, friends and administrators who joined in on the food and fun."

December 2, 2016
The Berkshire Edge
"Money donated from the purchase of Larkin’s Jane Austen audiobooks will be directed by the Foundation to support the Literacy Network of South Berkshire, a nonprofit organization with whose mission is to make one-on-one instruction in basic academic skills accessible to adults living or working in southern Berkshire County."

September 9, 2016

The Berkshire Edge
"The Literacy Network helped my parents when they came here as immigrants, and we want to thank them for that help."