Rochester’s changing face of literacy

For decades, Douglass Smith made it work.

After dropping out of high school during his junior year to support children he’d had at an early age, Smith, now 53, took jobs that didn’t require much of an education.

Now, two years clean and sober, Smith is hitting the books — and getting help from Literacy Volunteers of Rochester. This is the group’s 50th year providing classes for adults, like Smith, who are trying to restart their stalled educations.  Continue reading …