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When I moved from the suburbs into the city a few years ago, I saw firsthand the many needs of the community, and I wanted to do something to help. I'd heard about literacy organizations, and found Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts on the Web. They had a waiting list of students who wanted help learning to read.
I took their 18-hour training session and agreed to tutor two hours once a week for at least nine months. At one point I was matched with Susan (not her real name), an eager 40-something who wanted to learn how to drive, become a United States citizen, read the Bible, and get her General Educational Development certificate. At that time, the literacy organization complied an annual collection of students' writing. As part of our work together, Susan wrote a short statement that was included in the book. I'll never forget the look of awe on her face when she read her work in that book.
About the author
Clare Turner lives in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. She works as an editor and also enjoys singing with the Back Bay Chorale.
Leaping forward to help
with contributions from Ned McCarty, Carolyn Day, Stu Worthing, Sylvain Dessy
ITEMS of INTEREST
with contributions from Benedict Carey, Patrick Peterson, Uwe Siemon-Netto, Randy Kindred
VOLUNTEERS of comfort
By Margaret Rogers
Catching glimpses of the New Jerusalem
Text and photographs by Marilyn Jones Senior Writer
'Love ... no one has ever said that word to me'
By Brian Kissock
A CULTURE in COMMON
By Bettie Gray Staff Editor
By Clare Turner
I wanted to rely on God
By Cadi Nones
Life without church? Unimaginable!
By Annette Falisi,
The calm, relaxed baseball player
By Mark Swinney
Jimmy Carter: Sharing a faith-filled life
By Meg Dendler
Letting God lead
By Richard Nenneman
Healed of pain and ready to help
A trip—and a healing—made possible by God
An immediate healing