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Monday May 22nd, 2017 - Working Toward Global Literacy With Leora Langs

Leora Langs is here to discuss Room to Read, a global organization seeking to transform the lives of millions of children in the developing world by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Founded on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children, Room to Read works in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and to ensure girls have the skills and support needed to complete their secondary education. Since 2000, Room to Read has impacted the lives of more than ten million children in Asia and Africa and aims to reach 15 million children by 2020.

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Leora_Langs_644542243.jpgLeora Langs is a California native. She earned her business degree at SDSU and then proceeded to join the Computer Learning Foundation, a national nonprofit that provided programs and materials to help teachers effectively integrated computers into their curriculum throughout the US and Canada.

She has a history of successfully developing and implementing creative sales, marketing, corporate social responsibility programs for both for-profits and non-profits alike. She learned of Room to Read's effective programs at a Network for a Cause event in 2012 and immediately became active. Leora is currently the Chapter Leader of the San Diego Chapter of Room to Read and works with other local volunteers to increase awareness of and funds for their literacy and girls education programs. Join Leora and get involved at roomtoread.org.