Literacy Services of Indian River County is pleased to welcome Nick Bruce to its Board of Directors. Nick is a licensed attorney who now works as a Certified Financial Planner at UBS. He was elected to the Board at the organization’s July meeting, having previously served on the organization’s Finance and Governance Committees.
Nick’s background in law and finance, along with his experience in financial planning, will be an asset to the organization as it builds an endowment with the Indian River Community Foundation. As an avid reader, Nick understands that literacy is vitally important to be able to communicate effectively and navigate the world. He says he is excited to assist in promoting the critical mission of Literacy Services.
“We look forward to working with Nick to further the mission of Literacy Services and build a community of readers,” said Board President Kent Jones.
The 12-member Board is dedicated to meeting the Strategic Plan goals approved in 2020, which include expanding capacity through additional Board members.
The mission of Literacy Services, founded in 1971, is to deliver comprehensive and innovative learning opportunities to local adults seeking English language and literacy skills to achieve their goals. Literacy Services’ vision is that all adults are empowered with the literacy skills they need to thrive in the community. During the last fiscal year, over 250 students achieved more than 570 personal goals.
The organization, a United Way supported agency, relies on over 100 volunteer tutors who provide free, confidential and one-to-one tutoring to individuals aged 16 and older or within group settings at the request of local employers. Tutors do not need any prior teaching experience and receive training, ongoing support and resources from Literacy Services. There is a waiting list of over 60 students and more tutors are needed.
For more information about getting involved, please visit http://www.literacyservicesirc.org or call 772-778-2223.