VOLUME XXV, Number 1 January-February-March 2020


MBCAL January-February-March newsletter 2020,p.2


Morongo Basin Coalition for Adult Literacy, Inc. A California 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) Corporation
PO Box 686, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
760-361-9374 www.mbcal29.org

February 5, 2020

Dear MBCAL Supporter,

No matter what kind of job an applicant is looking for in this economy, reading is still important. You might think you can be a mechanic without having to read until you look at the manual with all the required instructions. At the same time, the percentage of English-speaking adults who are functionally illiterate is still at 1 in 5 or 20%. So we at the Morongo Basin Coalition for Adult Literacy still need to do our part by providing one-on-one free and confidential tutoring to adults in our community who ask us for help with reading basic English, comprehension, and/or spelling and mathematics. We are also helping adults at Copper Mountain College's Student Success Center, either by tutoring under the direction of the class instructor in the College's English as a Second Language class or in a one-on-one setting. We also train new tutors and provide materials for tutoring at other sites in the Morongo Basin.

By becoming a member of the MBCAL, you will help provide materials for learners and training for their tutors. Your support in any amount is important to us. Those of you who have become Life Members or who have already renewed, thank you.

This year the Kiwanis Club of Twentynine Palms will be putting on the 29th annual Morongo Basin Coalition for Adult Literacy Spell-A-Thon to benefit the MBCAL. The event will be held on Saturday, March 21, at Bruce's Coyote Kitchen at Copper Mountain College in Joshua Tree. The MBCAL has been supported by money raised from memberships, the Spell-A-Thon, Elsinore Macris Gilliland Funds, in-kind donations from the Morongo Basin Transit Authority, and by donations from community groups, businesses, and individuals. We would like to welcome you as a new or returning member.


Kathy Truesdell

SPELL-A-THON Printable Application

The MBCAL is a 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) not-for profit California Corporation, Federal ID 33-0127371.
Memberships and donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.