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Literacy in Indiana

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Not being able to read can greatly impact a person’s chances of employment and their quality of life. Today we learn about efforts to improve literacy in Indiana, and learn more about where this issue stems from.

We also discuss a new project in Indianapolis that aims to fund local efforts, from small nonprofits to individuals, working to help more kids learn how to read around the state.

Produced by Micah Yason.

Guests:

Charles Cole III
Founder and Executive Director, Energy Convertors; Co-Host and Co-Founder, 8 Black Hands Podcast

Shael Weidenbach
Simon Early Literacy Specialist, Indianapolis Public Library

Patrick Jones
Senior Vice President of Equity and Leadership, The Mind Trust

Neline Wooley
Recipient of The Mind Trust's Go Farther Literacy Fund; Founder, Indy ECHO Lending Library

Natalie Pipkin
Founder, Black Worldschoolers Mobile Bookstore