With more than 100 community partners, the Chicago Literacy Alliance (CLA) is helping to meet literacy needs for people of all ages and backgrounds in Chicago’s West Loop. In May of 2015, the Literacenter launched and transformed the creative and collaborative meeting landscape. “The Literacenter is the physical manifestation of our support for literacy services throughout the city and a physical home for literacy in Chicago,” said Heather Bronson, CLA’s communications manager. “Until we opened, our members were scattered all over Chicago, with many working from home and in coffee shops. Now they’ve been brought together for the first time at the Literacenter — an energized, upbeat environment decorated with colorful and literature-themed decor.” As the first space dedicated to literacy in North America, the 41,000 square feet Literacenter had to do more than add color to the space. “All the designs are inspired by books, from childhood favorites through contemporary classics. Wherever possible, the visuals incorporate puns as well. As North America’s first shared nonprofit workspace dedicated to literacy organizations and their work, we wanted to bring mission into every aspect of the space, from conference room doors through staircases and everything in between,” said Stacy Ratner, executive director at the CLA. Click Read More below for more of the story.
– August 30th White House Will Not Release the Postal Task Force Report Until After Midterm Elections
The Trump administration is planning to keep under wraps until after the mid-term elections. Recommendations are expected to be actionable, either by legislation or regulation, but Trump’s Administration is not planning implementation until voters elect a new Congress.
“The task force is continuing its work to identify solutions to strengthen the USPS business
model driving toward a public report before the end of the year.”
– August 28th Senate Confirms 2 Postal Governors and President Trump Nominates 2 Additional Governors
The two new governors will be placed into earlier vacated, short-term positions and voted in by the Senate are David Williams, former US Postal Service Inspector General & Robert M Duncan, former Republican National Committee Chairman.
The White House announced two additional Nominees: Ron A. Bloom of New York; Roman Martinez IV of Florida.
– Impact of not having a Board of Governors for nearly 2 years…
Rate increase of 2.5 to 3.0% in January 2019
Complex business issues requiring review/approval, such as; critical capital expenses, labor policy, strategic guidance, and the Presidents Task Force Recommendations.
more at: https://www.arandell.com/news-events/postal-updates-9-13-2018/