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Oct 2020

Community Profile : Literacy Central Vancouver Island’s “Word On The Street” bulletin board is on display

Literacy Central Vancouver Island’s “Word On The Street” bulletin board is entering its second month of display. Featuring stories and artwork by homeless creatives, along with news, announcements and a map of local services, the bulletin board is a point of information and connection for those without internet access.

Do any of your clients or community members have their own story to tell? Let them know Literacy Central Vancouver Island (LCVI) can display their work on their street-facing board at 19 Commercial Street, downtown Nanaimo. Fact, fiction or fancy; prose, poems or pictures—the Word On The Street bulletin board will display monthly features by people with lived experience of homelessness or housing uncertainty.

The Word On The Street bulletin board is also a place for important news and community announcements, accessible 24-7 in the bookstore window. People without access to the internet can find weekly headlines, jokes and a map of local services. Community agencies can submit program updates or information on events and opportunities, to be added to the display.

Send your announcements to streetword@literacycentralvi.org, tell your clients about this resource and stop by to check out the board! Literacy Central Vancouver Island, 19 Commercial Street, downtown Nanaimo.

LCVI’s Word On The Street is a literacy outreach program supported by the City of Nanaimo, and dedicated to serving the homeless population. LCVI also offers free tutoring services, computer access and literacy support to adults, youth and families.

LCVI is an active member of the Nanaimo Homeless Coalition and promotes, encourages and enhances literacy skills for children, adults and families through the ongoing support of coordinators, tutors and mentors. Learn more: literacycentralvi.org

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