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Manatee Literacy Council Receives Transformational Grant from Bishop Parker Foundation

[Bradenton, November 27, 2024] – The Manatee Literacy Council is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded a generous grant exceeding $60,000 by the Bishop Parker Foundation of Bradenton. This significant grant is earmarked to support in-person library classes and staffing throughout 2024.

The Bishop Parker Foundation, known for its commitment to community development and education, has recognized the invaluable impact of the Manatee Literacy Council’s initiatives in empowering adult residents of Manatee County to achieve independence through literacy.

The grant will play a pivotal role in expanding and enhancing the Manatee Literacy Council’s programs, particularly in facilitating in-person library classes that provide tailored literacy support to adult English-language learners. The funding will also contribute to bolstering the organization’s staffing, ensuring that it can continue to deliver high-quality, personalized literacy programs to the community.

Michelle Desveaux McLean, Executive Director of the Manatee Literacy Council, expressed her gratitude for the Bishop Parker Foundation’s generous support. “This grant is a testament to the shared commitment of the Bishop Parker Foundation and the Manatee Literacy Council to empower our community through literacy. With this funding, we will be able to reach even more individuals, providing them with the essential skills and confidence needed for a brighter future.”

The Manatee Literacy Council remains dedicated to its mission of fostering independence through literacy, and this transformative grant from the Bishop Parker Foundation will undoubtedly propel the organization toward new heights of impact and success.

About Manatee Literacy Council:

The Manatee Literacy Council is a non-profit organization based in Manatee County, Florida, with a mission to empower adult residents to independence through literacy. By providing personalized literacy programs, the council aims to positively impact the lives of individuals and the community at large. Find out more about the Manatee Literacy Council at www.manatee-literacy.org.

About Bishop Parker Foundation:

The Bishop Parker Foundation of Bradenton is a philanthropic organization dedicated to supporting community development and education initiatives. Through strategic grantmaking, the foundation aims to create lasting positive change and enhance the quality of life for residents in the Bradenton area. Find out more about the Bishop Parker Foundation at https://bishopparkerfoundation.org/.