Literacy Delaware is delighted to welcome James Spadola to its Board of Directors. Executive Director of Read Aloud Delaware, a statewide nonprofit fighting childhood illiteracy, Mr. Spadola brings more than 14 years of experience in relationship cultivation, public relations, marketing, and community outreach across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors in Delaware. Elected to the Wilmington City Council to the At-Large seat in 2020, Mr. Spadola is a member of the advisory committee of the Delaware Communities of Excellence Collaborative which focuses on developing a comprehensive literacy ecosystem that promotes equity and impacts Delawareans for the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in Delaware. An Iraq war combat veteran and former police officer, Mr. Spadola has also served as board chair of the Wilmington Housing Authority and was a former board member of REACH Riverside.
The addition of Mr. Spadola to the Board of Directors brings Literacy Delaware a connection to another statewide literacy organization which will help break down silos and build collaborations across the literacy landscape with the goal of empowering all Delawareans through literacy.
Believing that literacy is the great equalizer, Literacy Delaware advances literacy through training, tutoring, English language acquisition and advocacy for all Delawareans. Since 1983, Literacy Delaware has trained volunteers to tutor adults with low literacy or English language skills. For more information on Literacy Delaware’s services, visit www.literacydelaware.org or call 302.658.5624.