AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - The Creel-Harrison Foundation has awarded Georgia Regents University's Literacy Center with a $15,000 grant for technology improvements.
"The grant will be used to purchase Power Reading Pro software, Lenovo ThinkPads, Nook Tablets, and several Apple computer products, including iPads, iPod Touches, iPad Minis, and iPad Airs," said Dr. Paulette Harris, Cree-Walker Professor in GRU's College of Education and Director of the Literacy Center. "We were delighted to receive this award, because we actually requested $10,000, and the foundation thought the project was worth more."
"All of this new technology will change the nature of the Literacy Center, and bring us in line with the National Reading Styles Institute," Harris said. The center is currently under review to receive certification as an NRSI Exemplary Program.
GRU's Literacy Center offers free year-round individual tutoring to children and adults throughout the area from certified teachers and GRU students. It also provides training and consultation services to community organizations.