From the Executive Director

Carnegie Turns 25

Winter/Spring 2017


Dear Carnegie friends:

It’s a modest document with big impact. The 8-page paper – “Articles of Incorporation of the Carnegie Literacy Center” – provided the spark of life to the Carnegie Center. With it came a simple mandate: “to promote literacy, in its broadest sense, among all residents of Fayette County.”

In 2017, we celebrate 25 years of tenacious commitment to that mission. Since 1992, the Center has provided top-quality tutoring for thousands of low-income children. It has become the hub of the local writing community; hundreds of Carnegie students have published their books. And our historic building regularly provides safe space for community conversation on hot topics.

Carnegie built its reputation on high-quality childrens programs, including one-on-one tutoring that today brings more than 300 children together with dedicated tutors. In more recent years, always adapting, Carnegie has expanded kids programming while also creating the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame, the Books-in Progress Conference, and much more.

Whether you are a tutor, a student, a donor or a volunteer, we thank you for helping Carnegie reach 25. Now, with your continued help, we look forward to an exciting quarter-century to come!

Neil Chethik
Executive Director