Does Cuyahoga County Have A Literacy Crisis?

Despite encouraging progress made through the collaborative efforts of literacy programs, funders, and public officials, too many young adults and young children in Cuyahoga County are unprepared for the future.

Join us to discuss the State of Literacy in our community as well as to learn about key indicators that are showing promise.  Hear first hand from Margo Hudson, a GED graduate and adult education tutor, about her personal  journey in advancing her education, giving back to the community, and even her national recognition.  Listen to our panel of experts discuss current county-wide data and what needs to happen to change future outcomes.  The Literacy Cooperative will explain their newly released literacy dashboard publication and the annual updates that are intended to catalyze more effective strategies and actions to elevate literacy in our county.  This is current information and data you can use!


8:30 – 9:00 am – Registration & Networking. Continental Breakfast Provided

9:00 am – Welcome

9:15 am – Keynote Speaker – Margo Hudson

9:30am – Literacy Dashboard

10:00-11:00 am – Panel discussion with Q&A


Emily Campbell

Associate Director

Williamson Family Fellow for Applied Research

The Center for Community Solutions

Dr. Jacklyn A. Chisholm

President and CEO

The Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland

Margo Hudson

Literacy Champion & Tutor

Seeds of Literacy

Robert Paponetti

President and CEO

The Literacy Cooperative


Wednesday December 11, 2019 @ 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM EST


Cuyahoga Community College – Metro Campus
Campus Center
Room MCC-201
2900 Community College Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115


Christine Lee