Cal State Fullerton is one of eight campuses named by a national educational commission to take part in a national campaign against illiteracy.
The national pilot project is being sponsored by the Education Commission of the States. The other participating universities are UCLA; Bethany College in Kansas; Centre College in Kentucky; Cornell University and Vassar College, both in New York; Maricopa Community College in Arizona, and Princeton University in New Jersey.
The national project is designed to recruit, train and dispatch student volunteers to tutor adults who cannot read or write. The students will work in coordination with existing public and private agencies.
A special class, Linguistics and Literacy, begun this fall at Cal State Fullerton, incorporates the 18-hour training program of the Literacy Volunteers of America. In addition, a Cal State Fullerton student will be appointed later this month to organize other campus efforts to recruit students as literacy volunteers.