Congressman Chris Jacobs (NY-27) received the Adult Education Champion Award presented by the Coalition on Adult Basic Education. Congressman Jacobs received the award from Lisa Lee – Executive Director of CORE Learning Centers and State Advocacy Fellow for the Coalition on Adult Basic Education.
“Congressman Jacobs has answered our call and has advocated tirelessly on our behalf for funds – preventing further staff closures and layoffs – providing our students with ongoing educational opportunities and access to needed services,” said said Lee. “As a State Advocacy Member and a member of the Coalition on Adult Education and a member of the New York Association of Adult Continuing and Community Education, I am proud to honor the efforts of Congressman Chris Jacobs as champion of adult education in NYS and across the country. . “
“Congressman Jacobs has a long history of supporting adult literacy efforts in western New York State and throughout New York State. He has championed our mission and recognizes the importance for all people to be able to read, write and speak English in order to be successful in life, ”said Tara Schafer, Executive Director of Literacy Buffalo Niagara. “We would like to congratulate Congressman Jacobs and thank him for championing the cause of Literacy Buffalo Niagara and the 147,000 people fighting literacy in our region.
“I am deeply touched and honored to receive this award from the Coalition on Adult Basic Education. I have spent my professional career tirelessly advocating for a quality education for our students in Western New York State, and I will continue this advocacy for years to come, ”said Jacobs. “I want to congratulate CORE and Literacy Buffalo Niagara for the incredible work they do in helping adult learners seize new opportunities and reach their full potential. This is important work, and I will continue to be a strong federal partner with them to ensure our students get the resources they need.
The Adult Education Champion Award is given to legislative leaders for their work advocating for the needs of adult learners. They are awarded as part of the National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week.