In the news —
Literacy Council board of directors and staff recently welcomed Colleen Duran as executive director.
According to the council’s press release —
“Colleen comes to us with an incredible background in non-profit service, particularly in education and literacy,” said board co-President Patricia Rizzo. “She will make Delaware County Literacy Council a place where quality services are delivered by our quality people each and every day.”
After working as a literacy tutor with AmeriCorps, Duran began a long period of service managing programs at Pittsburgh Literacy, followed by two years of volunteering with the Peace Corps in the Republic of Moldova.
“Without a doubt, one of the best things I’ve ever done,” said Duran. “I am forever honored and grateful that I had the opportunity to serve.”
Duran continued her career with opportunities in nonprofit organizations that developed her skills in strategic leadership, program management and evaluation, and volunteer engagement.
In 2018, she became a certified volunteer administrator and completed an Executive Master of Public Administration (MPA) in 2021 from Rutgers University.
“I’m excited to be at DCLC,” says Duran. “Having started my career in adult education 20 years ago, coming to DCLC feels like coming home.”
For over 40 years, the Delaware County Literacy Council has helped adults develop reading, writing, math, and English-language skills to thrive in the workplace and the community. DCLC is a leader in creating a community of lifelong learners within Delaware County.