The Center for Literacy Enrichment at Pace University

The Project ExcEL Partners Team met on December 3rd at the Pace Center for Literacy Enrichment.  We had an opportunity to catch up on the numerous activities that are now underway.  No one was surprised to see new connections and ideas arise during the collaborative conversation!

The Center for Literacy Enrichment was founded in 1972 as a Developmental Reading Program. During the beginning years, emphasis was placed on elementary level school children from the residential area of the White Plains. Over the years, it has developed into a literacy enrichment center, which challenges and caters to students from all over Westchester. The program is designed to enhance reading, comprehension, and writing skills.

The Center is staffed by certified teachers and has been providing literacy instruction for more than 40 years.

Project ExcEL is pleased to have the Literacy Center as an integral partner in our work — led by the amazing Sr. St. John Delaney, Ph.D. Pace Literacy Center tutors will be working directly with students in the ExcEL schools. In Sister’s words, tutoring does not always mean remediation! The program emphasizes a skills-based approach with an emphasis on literature, and tutors will work directly with the teachers and families to create individualized programs to meet the needs of each child.

A warm thank you to Sr. Delaney and the staff at Pace University for being such welcoming hosts. Please read and learn more about the terrifc work they are doing.