2017-10-19: "The Scene: American Dream Realized at LitNet Gala" by 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.'"
2017-10-16: "Keeping the American Dream Alive with LitNet" by 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'."
2017-09-29: WSBS On the Radio with Smitty
Listen to Executive Director Jennifer Vrabel talk to Smitty about all things LitNet.
2017-09-12: "LitNet Launches Community Cares Initiative" by 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."
2017-09-07: Press Release-- "Literacy Network Of South Berkshire Announces It's “Community Cares Initiative” "
The Literacy Network of South Berkshire (LitNet) is proud to announce the September 7 launch of its “COMMUNITY CARES INITIATIVE”–an opportunity for local businesses to participate in LitNet’s American Dream Campaign. The American Dream Campaign is a fundraising effort that celebrates the core values of courage, strength, and determination upon which our country was founded. Whether our families have lived here for one generation or ten generations, our ancestors came to this country in search of new opportunities and worked hard in order to succeed. Their shared hope for a better life is the essence of the American Dream....
2017-07-03: "Our Opinion: LitNet pursues worthy campaign of dreams" by 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."
2017-06-30: "Literacy program gets a little help from its friends" by 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."
2017-06-03: "Meet Gloria Escobar: An English Language Learner who now teaches others financial literacy" by 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."
2017-02-17: "Rockwell Museum Four Freedoms forum explores immigration and the refugee 'crisis' amid national panic" by The Berkshire Eagle
"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."
2017-01-07: "Meet Maribel Teyssier: Her English was put to the test and it gave her power." by 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."
2016-12-07: "LitNet Holiday Party: At its annual celebration, Literacy Network of South Berkshire shines in hearts and minds of many" by 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."
2016-12-02: "News Brief: Alison Larkin named Ambassador in U.S. by Jane Austen Literacy Foundation" by 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."
2016-09-09: "Vijay Mahida honored by Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce" by The Berkshire Edge
"The Literacy Network helped my parents when they came here as immigrants, and we want to thank them for that help."