The Zeta Nu Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education headed by Education faculty member Dr. Kathy Trainor, was awarded the Literacy Alive! 2011-2012 Gold Achievement Award.
This award was received in recognition of the Arcadia University chapter’s continuing work to promote literacy awareness with our community partners. Beginning last fall, the group developed an ongoing project with a local Women Against Abuse emergency shelter. Education students planned, organized and implemented monthly Saturday morning sessions where they engaged in story reading, art activities and organizing snacks with the younger children and their mothers at the shelter. In addition to the monthly sessions, students organized a book drive for shelter residents, collecting more than 300 books for children, teens and adults. Students in the chapter also spent time cleaning and organizing the shelter’s existing library area.