The Literacy Coalition has been a Town of Palm Beach United Way partner agency since 1994. They promote and achieve literacy through programs meeting the needs of children, adults, families and workplace employees who have limited English and reading skills.
One program funded by the Town of Palm Beach United Way is Literacy AmeriCorps. This program recruits, trains places and supervises up to 40 recent college graduates who provide a year of service as reading tutors, mentors, graduation coaches and college readiness coaches.
Our monthly Volunteer Spotlight recognizes Town of Palm Beach United Way volunteers who are passionate, inspiring and dedicated. They are individuals committed to transforming lives and who invest in our vision of building healthy and strong communities.
Cara Coniglio McClure has been a volunteer at the Town of Palm Beach United Way for years. Cara serves on our Executive Committee and has previously served on our Allocation Committee. Cara is also the Chair for the Islanders, a group of young volunteers who support the Town of Palm Beach United Way and host the Turkey Trot every year. We sat down with Cara to ask her a few questions about volunteering at the Town of Palm Beach United Way and what it means to her.