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Mindy Enderle, Literacy Matters Cohort Member

 

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Hello everyone.  My name is Mindy Enderle, and I have had the pleasure of serving the Austin Public Libraries in a variety of volunteer and professional roles over the past 5 years.  Currently I work in two Austin Public Libraries as the program coordinator of two after-school tutoring programs.   One of my favorite parts of the job is introducing children and their families to resources that I am proud the public library offers.  My passion for early childhood literacy began when I was in college and took a service trip across the border into Nuevo Progreso, Mexico.  There, I met a little boy named Chuy and his family. Chuy was a typical five year old boy, save for the fact that he and his family lived in extreme poverty. No one in Chuy’s family had ever graduated from high school, but I had hopes that Chuy would change that. Over the next five years, I sponsored Chuy, and was sent updates about him and his progress in school. Despite my best hopes, Chuy had not learned to read as he headed into 5th grade, and I was heartbroken to find out that he dropped out of school by the end of the year.

 

I am determined to do everything in my power to prevent other children from falling into this hole. Literacy is the gateway to life. It offers the possibility of a good job and a strong future and can be the foundation for future happiness and fulfillment.  

 

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Literacy Matters Logo created at Tagxedo.com

 

 

 

Mindy's Literacy Matters projects:

 

Asset-Based Community Development

 

Children's Literature Blog

 

Digital Advocacy Story

 

Preschool Storytime Program

 

Web 2.0 Tool Project

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