[caption id="attachment_7621" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Pictured, L to R: Cornerstone Bank President & Treasurer and Chairman of the Charitable Donations Committee (CDC) Todd M. Tallman with Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester Executive Director Elyse Waksman. Literacy Volunteers of South Central MA Executive Director Holly Christo; Cornerstone Bank Administrative Assistant and Literacy Volunteer Debbie Twigg; and Bank President & Treasurer and Chairman of the CDC Todd M. Tallman.[/caption] Cornerstone Bank’s Charitable Donations Committee (CDC) is pleased to announce its recent donations of $2,500 to both the Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester and the Literacy Volunteers of South Central MA. These funds, totaling $5,000, will support the organization’s educational programs that provide English language literacy skills to hundreds of adult students hoping to fulfill their communication, citizenship, and career goals. Literacy Volunteers is an adult educational program that provides free, one-to-one and group literacy assistance instruction and services to students. Volunteers and staff give their time to local residents to help them improve and advance their English language skills in the areas of speaking, pronunciation, comprehension, grammar, reading, and writing. With this support, these individuals can become active participants in society, learning the skills they need to become successful citizens. Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester was established in 1973 as a one-to-one English language tutoring program in Worcester. Since then, they have served over 11,000 adults in need of English language literacy education. Literacy Volunteers of South Central MA was founded in 1975 and provides free, confidential one-to-one English language tutoring, adult basic education, and citizenship test preparation to residents 16 years and older from Southbridge, Webster, Dudley, and surrounding towns. “We are pleased to support such an important organization that provides educational programs to so many individuals in our communities,” stated Bank President & Treasurer and Chairman of the Charitable Donations Committee Todd M. Tallman. “Literacy Volunteers truly make a difference in the lives of local literacy students and we are honored to help them continue their mission.” If you would like to learn more about the Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester and South Central MA, or are interested in becoming a volunteer, please visit: www.lvgw.org or www.lvscm.org.