Author Archives: anncochranobrien

September 13

Literacy Gap

Reading is a source of relaxation for me. I belong to a book club and enjoy reading a wide variety of types of books.  My mother is a teacher and reading was a big part of my childhood.  There were regular trips to the library and if I was bored, reading a book was the […]

August 22

Project Plan vs Change Plan

Last week I facilitated a workshop on change management for the US Program staff at Save the Children.  I worked with a wonderful trainer from Save the Children, Emily Stumph (standing to the left of picture above)..  Emily had just recently been through ADP training delivered by GSK trainers and was a great partner to work […]

July 26

Collaboration and Building Trust Gets Stuff Done

In their commitment to improving literacy in the communities where they work, Save the Children has placed Community Literacy Managers in two of the poorest counties in eastern Kentucky – Owsley and Clay.   The Community Literacy Managers were initially tasked with developing an asset map for each of their counties to ensure they understood the […]

July 21

Wild Turkey in Holler’s End

There are wild turkey at Holler’s End – the Airbnb I am enjoying during my stay in Berea, Kentucky. No – not bourbon – Kentucky is known for it’s bourbon and Wild Turkey is the name of one of the distilleries about an hour from where I am staying, these are large, shy birds that […]

July 05

Partnership in Community Service

During my PULSE Assignment I will be based in Berea, KY, in the Appalachia region of the United States.  Save the Children has a state office right across the street from Berea College, and that’s not by chance: The two are partners in Kentucky with similar missions. Save the Children was started in the UK […]

June 24

Look for the Good in Every Day

When I first met Annie Walters she told me that Barnwell, S.C., was her heart. Annie grew up in Barnwell, and she plays a key role there and in four other communities in South Carolina as a Community Literacy Manager (CLM) for Save the Children (STC). It is her job to make connections across resources […]