The Literacy Assistance Center (LAC) has recently presented a 2010 Literacy Recognition Award to Caryn Davis, an instructor in CSI’s CUNY Language Immersion Program. The Manhattan-based LAC is a long-established and major promoter of adult education throughout New York City.

“I’m proud to be recognized for the hope and skills I’ve aimed at my students and colleagues for over 15 years in the adult education field,” Davis says. “I’m grateful to be acknowledged for my creativity and successes in helping change the lives of my students while they’ve developed their English language skills and prepare for college.”

According to the LAC’s Website, “Recognizing that the vital work of literacy practitioners often is honored only by their students and immediate peers, the LAC established the Literacy Recognition Awards to focus attention on the accomplishments of individual practitioners and of the field as a whole. With the support of the Bookbinders’ Guild of New York and others, we have carried on this proud tradition for more than 20 years, honoring over 150 local literacy practitioners during that time. Since the 2004 award ceremony, awardees’ programs have received a library development grant from the Bookbinders’ Guild of New York.”