Changing lives by promoting literacy
from Times Union
Sylvia Jimison is a purveyor of literacy. A stand-up comedian by night, Jimison's other passion is helping immigrants and refugees learn English and assimilate into everyday American life. She does this as executive director of Literacy New York Greater Capital Region, a nonprofit covering more than 3,500 square miles across Albany, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren and Washington counties, making it the largest literacy agency in the state.
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