The Board of Directors of the Literacy Network of South Berkshire, Inc. (LitNet) has elected Lucy Prashker as President of the 20-year old 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in the Lee Library in Lee, Massachusetts. Prashker was first elected to the Board in 2012, and served as its vice president in 2013. She succeeds long-serving co-Presidents Lois Lennett and John Felton.
LitNet is the largest provider of one-on-one literacy and ESOL tutoring of adults in the Berkshires. LitNet’s dedicated professional staff trains volunteer tutors, providing them with materials, as well as logistical and ongoing educational support. LitNet has more than 120 tutors who donate 11,520 hours annually. LitNet receives no government funding; all of the revenue to support its important work comes from generous individuals and businesses.
“LitNet is a great little organization that has had a profound impact on so many lives in South County. The transformative power of literacy is compelling, both for LitNet’s students, and for our extraordinarily generous tutors who give so much of their time and their hearts. I feel privileged to be a part of it,” said Prashker.