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Skyline Literacy Harrisonburg VA


Looking forward to the fundraiser!
Come one come all! It's going to be a GREAT Event.

2nd Annual Gala for Diversity & Enterprise
CrossKeys Vineyard, October 8th, 2015 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Were still moving forward with our Diversity & Enterprise Gala scheduled for the evening of October 8. We still need sponsors, so be sure to talk to your friends and colleagues. Proceeds will go to Skyline Literacy, a 501c3 charity, which provides needs-based instruction in literacy, English as a second language, and citizenship. Click here for the flyer explaining the sponsorship options.



Skyline Literacy began in 1987 as a group of several independent adult literacy efforts who came together under the name Skyline Literacy Coalition.  At that time, our primary goal was to serve local adult learners who struggle with literacy, but we soon expanded that goal to include all types of adult learners, including non-native English speakers.  In May 2008, we moved from Dayton to Harrisonburg and changed our name to Skyline Literacythe name under which we currently operate.

In our 25 years of serving the Valleys literacy needs, the number of our adult learners has tripled from 100 to an annual average of 300.  We have also created a Citizenship Preparation class in order to help our adult learners who have emigrated from other countries obtain American citizenship, and weve added several satellite sites to better accommodate our learners.  As a nonprofit organization, we put the needs of our learners first and are dedicated to meeting to their needs, which is why weve developed a unique instructional approach that:

  • focuses on the needs of a rural community;
  • provides customized lessons for every learner, regardless of his or her mobility, flexibility, or other circumstances;
  • offers one-on-one and/or group instruction, based on our learners needs and goals;
  • places our learners under the instruction of well-educated, trained volunteers;
  • supplies comprehensive services for our learners, such as Citizenship Preparation; and
  • partners with other community organizations to order to deliver the best learning experience possible.

Board Officers

Charlette McQuilkin, President

Esther Minskoff, Vice-President

Gail Fox, Secretary

Andrew Kohen, Treasurer

Board Members

Martha Carper

Stan Farthing

John Guiniven

Jim Hungate

Lois Jones

Scott Kizner

Lynn Martin

Helen Silvis-Miller

Sylvia Whitney-Beitzel

Laura Zarrugh

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