A PROCLAMATION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, RECOGNIZING
THE BROWNSVILLE ADULT LITERACY COUNCIL
FOR 25 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY
WHEREAS, the individual who cannot read and write has little chance of economic self-sufficiency in today’s world; and
WHEREAS, in response to the profound, unmet literacy needs of the Brownsville community, The Brownsville Adult Literacy Council, Inc., was established in 1986 as a private, non-profit adult literacy provider and has been funded by private charitable and corporate donations, United Way and Community Development Block Grant funds; and
WHEREAS, the Council operates Brownsville Literacy Center where adults and families can access basic literacy skills and English-as-a-Second Language instruction.
NOW, THEREFORE, WE, THE MEMBERS OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, by virtue of the authority vested by the Charter of said City, and on behalf of all our citizens, do hereby recognize, congratulate and support BROWNSVILLE LITERACY CENTER’S efforts to promote literacy and empower the underserved adults and families in our great city and further urge all citizens to become aware of the value of volunteerism as demonstrated by the many dedicated volunteers at Brownsville Literacy Center, serving the community for the past quarter century.
DONE on this the 5th day of July, 2011.
ANTONIO “TONY” MARTINEZ, MAYOR
ESTELA CHAVEZ VASQUEZ, COMMISSIONER
ROSE M.Z. GOWEN, MD, COMMISSIONER
RICARDO LONGORIA, JR., COMMISSIONER
JESSICA TETREAU, COMMISSIONER
MELISSA A. ZAMORA, COMMISSIONER
JOHN L. VILLARREAL, COMMISSIONER
ESTELA VON HATTEN, CITY SECRETARY
Mayor Antonio "Tony" Martinez reads Brownsville Literacy Center's proclamation at (29:00).