Mini-Grants Competition in Honor of Richard E. Fish
Richard E. Fish was a leader in the New York City adult literacy community and a cherished colleague to many. From the early 80’s when Richard worked in the Brooklyn Public Library Literacy Program and then as manager of the New York City Adult Literacy Hotline at the Literacy Assistance Center (LAC) to his tenure as the director of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Adult Literacy and his twelve years as Senior Advisor at the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, Richard was guided by his passion for adult literacy and his commitment to adult learners and practitioners.
Since Richard ‘s passing in April 2014, many have made donations to the LAC in his memory. To recognize Richard’s great contributions to the NYC adult literacy community, the board of directors and staff of the Literacy Assistance Center have decided to use these donations, as well as additional donations we hope to receive, to establish this mini-grant competition in honor of Richard E. Fish.
Purpose of the Richard E. Fish Mini-Grants
Small grants will be awarded to projects that result in a concrete product or deliverable that either:
Who May Apply?
In recognition of Richard’s many years of service at the NYC Department for Youth and Community Development (DYCD), any practitioner or group of practitioners who work in an adult literacy program currently funded by the NYC DYCD may apply.
Grant Awards & Use of Funds
Participate in the Competition
Deadline for submission of mini-grant proposals and additional donations: September 30, 2014
In Memory of Richard E. Fish