The Literacy and Community Initiative 4th Annual Reading Celebration


Graphic for the Literacy and Community Initiative 4th Annual Reading Celebration. The event will be held May 2 at 6:30p.m. in the Coastal Ballroom in Talley Student Union. Shows an image of a large group of students clustered in front of a brick building.

The Literacy and Community Initiative (LCI) is a collaboration among the NC State College of Education,  the Friday Institute and youth community-based organizations. LCI’s mission is to amplify youth voices through student publications, advocacy and leadership.

Over the years, LCI student authors have published 10 books. This year, on May 2, student authors will release two new publications and an art-based website. Youth from Juntos, CORRAL Riding Academy and Refugee Hope Partners will read their written narratives, showcase their artwork and answer questions on their personal journeys. Come hear their powerful stories and engage with student authors in the community. A book signing will follow.

Please contact Dr. Crystal Chen Lee with any questions:

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