Susanne Carter Appointed to LCUP Board of Directors

Susanne Carter, who recently retired to Dunedin, has been appointed to the LCUP Board of Directors and is serving as LCUP’s new treasurer and assisting with grant writing activities. Susanne is a longtime educator who served as grant writer for the College of Education at the University of Missouri-Columbia for several years.  She has also helped several non-profit organizations write grants. While at MU, she volunteered as an ESL tutor for international students. Susanne is a frequent flyer at the library and an avid reader, especially of short stories. She recently started a blog entitled Short Story Insights ( She looks forward to supporting LCUP’s literacy activities. Welcome Susanne!



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First Literacy Exchange with Janesville, Wisconsin’s Literacy Connection

The Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas held a first ever “Literacy Exchange” today with The Literacy Connection of Janesville, Wisconsin and new Executive Director Pamela Thomas who was visiting family in the area. LCUP President Dr. Pat Bauer and Communications Director Mary Frances Kirkpatrick discussed all things “Literacy” with Pamela over lunch at Marguerite’s. Then, it was back to the LCUP office for additional materials and idea sharing. What a wonderful afternoon! Thank you to Pamela and the Literacy Connection for connecting with us on facebook and in person!



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New English Conversation Club @ North Greenwood Rec & Aquatic Complex

The Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas in partnership with the City of Clearwater has a new English Conversation Club at the North Greenwood Recreation & Aquatic Complex on Fridays meeting @ 10:30 am. All levels are welcome. No registration is required!


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ESOL Community Resource Fair Mon, 4/22, Dunedin Elementary

Pinellas County Schools

ESOL Community Resource Fair
Sponsored by the ESOL Office of Pinellas County Schools
(funded through Title III)
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m, Dunedin Elementary School
900 Union Street, Dundin, FL 34698 (in the cafeteria)

Available to all families in Pinellas County. Questions in English/Serbo-Croatian call 727-588-6415. Questions in Spanish call 727-623-4414. There will be Interpreters available at the fair in the following languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic and Serbo-Croatian.

Download, print and distribute flyers available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Arabic.  Keep up-to-date with all Pinellas County Schools ESOL Events by bookmarking the ESOL Events site.
ESOL Community Resource Fair Flyer (English)

ESOL Community Resource Fair Flyer (Spanish)

ESOL Community Resource Fair Flyer (Vietnamese)

ESOL Community Resource Fair Flyer (Arabic)

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FREE Citenzenship Day Program Sat, May 10

Participate in a FREE Citizenship Day Program sponsored by the Central FLA Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association in partnership with UMCM Suncoast & Gulfcoast Legal Services, Sat, May 10 from 9:30 am to 2 pm at GLS in St. Petersburg. Free assistance will be provided to Lawful Permanent Residents with U.S. Citizenship Applications. Call 727-821-0726 ext 237 for an appointment.Citizenship Day

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Choose LCUP for Amazon Smile Program!

Internet superstore has launched a new corporate philanthropy program, the Amazon Smile Foundation, that will donate 0.5 perceont of your purchases to a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization such as LCUP,  which equates 5 cents for every $10 spent!

To participate, go to the Amazon website via the new gateway, (Kindle Store and subscribe-and-save purchases are ineligible.) You will be prompted to select Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas from among a featured set, or search the database for our name, then start to shop. It’s that easy and part of your order purchase goes toward helping the cause of literacy and the Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas. Thank you for your support!

Amazon Smile Program and LCUP

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Thank you Pinellas Community Foundation

The Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas would like to announce that it has received a $4,000 Grant from the Pinellas Community Foundation and, would like to thank them for their continued support of our Adult Literacy Programs. 

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