Literacy Fundraiser: “Learn Til Ya Die™ Saturday, April 18th

NOLA Til Ya Die, the Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans, and One Book One New Orleans, a project of the Young Leadership Council (YLC), are teaming up to address one of the biggest–but least discussed–challenges to adult learners in our community: transportation. Many of the approximately 3000 students attending adult literacy centers in Orleans Parish rely on bicycles as their only means of transportation, yet the learning centers lack secure bike racks, which has led to bike thefts on more than one occasion. We as a community can help.
On April 18, 2015 from 12:00-4:00p.m., the three organizations will hold an event titled “Learn Til Ya Die™,” dedicated to celebrating lifelong learning in New Orleans. NOLA Til Ya Die, which will host the event at 3536 Toulouse Street, has generously agreed to donate a portion of every sale of select merchandise toward installing bike racks outside adult learning centers! John Keller will serve as emcee for Learn Til Ya Die, which will feature facilities and food services provided by George R. Medina and Canal Furniture and Antiques; food provided by NOLA Catering and Events, The Crawfish Meister, and Fleurdelicioso Original New Orleans BBQ; raffle prizes provided by Bayou Bicycles; t-shirts provided by N.O. Vative; original artwork and essays from adult learners throughout Orleans Parish; a reading by One Book One New Orleans 2015 author Brian Boyes; and a musical performance by cellist and vocalist Monica McIntyre.
After this event, Where Ya Rack, also a project of the Young Leadership Council, will work with us to install the bike racks.



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