The 12th Annual Celebrate Literacy Day Committee is thrilled to announce the recipients of this year’s Excellence in Literacy Leadership Award (ELLA) – The Lynn Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Amanda Campbell and Diana Moreno.
These outstanding individuals have demonstrated unparalleled dedication and commitment to promoting literacy and language learning, making a profound impact in their communities and beyond.
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The Excellence in Literacy Leadership Award recognizes and celebrates the exceptional efforts of not-for-profit organizations and individuals who have significantly contributed to the advancement of literacy, especially among English Language Learners (ELLs). The awardees have been selected for their remarkable achievements and for going above and beyond to elevate, improve, promote, and increase access to literacy and higher education for countless individuals striving to enhance their language skills and embrace the transformative power of literacy.
Amanda Campbell, Deputy Director of the Multilingual Education Department at Lynn Public Schools.
Amanda is a passionate educator with over two decades of experience, who has made significant contributions to dual language learning models that celebrate the gifts of bilingualism. Her tireless efforts have helped countless immigrant and newcomer students integrate into their new communities and use their existing learning to build on new knowledge and English language development.
Diana Moreno, Assistant Vice President of Membership Development at Metro Credit Union,
Diana has spearheaded numerous projects to increase financial literacy rates among marginalized communities. Her involvement with various non-profit and grassroots organizations reflects her passion for this work and tireless effort to ensure that language barriers do not hinder anyone’s access to financial knowledge and opportunities.
Diana and Amanda’s passion for literacy has inspired educators and volunteers to be agents of positive change within the communities they serve. Their commitment to empowering communities and promoting literacy has not only improved academic outcomes but has also played a significant role in breaking the cycle of poverty for many individuals.
The ceremony will take place on November 16th at 5:30 pm at the Lynn Museum, where Amanda Campbell and Diana Moreno will be presented with the awards. The event will also provide an opportunity to learn more about their inspiring work and the importance of literacy in transforming lives.