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Rita Baumgart, Teacher at Argonne CDC, awarded Gleason Grant

Please join us in congratulating Rita Baumgart,  Teacher – Center Support at Argonne CDC for her continual volunteer work with Reading Friends at Hodgkins School. They will be receiving a check for $250 in her honor. This is Rita’s fourth year with the program and she is one of the volunteers paired with primary grade students to assist them in supporting their developing literacy skills.

During the session, the child reads and Rita listens. A large number of the children are challenged by poverty and a language other than English that is spoken at home. As Rita sees the children progress and enjoy reading, she is very grateful that she can play a small role in the process. She says that the funds will be used to replace books and add computer programs to test the children’s comprehension of materials read.

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