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February 20th 2015:Engage Nonprofit Show: Literacy in America

This week on Engage, we profile several nonprofit organizations that focus on building literacy in America. Broadly speaking, literacy is defined as the ability to read, write, and speak in English at a proficient level in order to function in society and on the job. It is a key aspect of today’s workforce development and job retraining programs. We begin our show with a one-on-one conversation with returning co-host Lisa Dietlin of Dietlin & Associates about the issues related to literacy in our communities. Joining us are guests Bernie Steiger--Executive Director of Literacy DuPage, Marc

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Lisa M. Dietlin

Lisa M. Dietlin is President and CEO of Lisa M. Dietlin and Associates, Inc. Ms. Dietlin serves her clients as a philanthropic agent, assisting entrepreneurial individuals and nonprofit organizations in developing transformational philanthropic strategies. A much sought after guest for television and radio programs since 2007, Ms. Dietlin has been featured recently on The Weather Channel, WGN, Oprah and Friends Radio, National Public Radio, NBC-5, and other Chicago-land television media outlets. Ms. Dietlin is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, USA Today, Marketwatch, Reuters and The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
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Bernie Steiger

Bernie Steiger is the Executive Director of Literacy DuPage in Illinois. A former Literacy DuPage tutor and staff member, Steiger guides the organization recognized in 2012 as the second largest volunteer tutor literacy organization in the United States. Currently, Literacy DuPage serves over 460 adult learners in DuPage County utilizing over 350 trained volunteer tutors. Steiger has over 25 years of management, development and marketing experience and is also an adjunct faculty member at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, IL. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Finance and Economics from Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and an MBA from the Universidade Nova de Lis
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Marcy Euler

Marcy Euler is entering her third year as Executive Director of the Tucson Festival of Books. Currently she serves on the board of the Catholic Tuition Support Organization. Past charitable board seats include National Charity League, Inc., Tucson Chapter and the Ben’s Bells Project. Since joining the non-profit sector, Marcy has helped raise over $2 million for various organizations. Before leaving her career to stay at home with her young children, Marcy was responsible for registration and orientation programs at the University of Arizona. She also worked on admissions and recruitment initiatives, supervised student tour guides and managed the systems unit for the UA undergraduate
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Gerald Richards

Gerald Richards is the Chief Executive Officer of 826 National. With twenty years of management and development experience at national nonprofit organizations, including the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship where he served as the Executive Director of the Bay Area office, Gerald is a respected trainer and sought after speaker on topics of youth and education access. He is interviewed regularly on these topics and has appeared on NBC’s Nightly News with Brian Williams, CNN’s Anderson Cooper’s 360, and The Michael Eric Dyson Show, as well as in articles in publications including The San Francisco Examiner and Inc. Magazine. He has also served as an education expert for national marketin
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