Brunner Literacy Center
In 2010, two Sisters of the Precious Blood, Sisters Helen Weber and Maryann Bremke, both long-time educators, entertained a dream of establishing a literacy center in the northwest corner of Montgomery County. The literacy need among this underserved population is critical. Father William O’Donnell, pastor of Dayton Precious Blood Parish, supported the Sisters’ dream and offered the use of an empty retail building that had been previously donated to the Parish. The dream took shape rapidly. Read More
Every day at the Center, volunteers put learning tools into the hands of adult learners. Established in 2011 to improve literacy in Dayton, The Brunner Literacy Center relies heavily on the generous donations of corporations, foundations, and private individuals. With this financial help, the administrators, staff and volunteers work to fulfill the Center’s mission of helping adults learn to read, write, compute, and learn English as a new language. Tutoring and other services, including books and materials are provided to our students without charge.
Our Vision – Empowering adults to reach their literacy potential.
Our Mission – The Brunner Literacy Center is a welcoming place for adults to reach their educational dreams.
Our Beliefs – Administrators, staff and volunteer tutors are committed to the following beliefs:
That literacy is a basic human right;
That literacy improves quality of life;
That literacy diminishes misery and imparts hope;
That each person is worthy of being treated with privacy and dignity;
That personal relationships are critical to learning;
That everyone deserves a chance to achieve success in learning;
That literate adults enrich family and community.
For more information, visit the website: www.brunnerliteracy.org
Links to articles: Brunner Literacy Center; Literacy Center launched in Trotwood; Literacy Center Wins Award; bulletin article
Top, founders of the Brunner Literacy Center, Sisters Helen Weber and Maryann Bremke, in the BLC’s new building; Michelle Bodine photo.
C.PP.S. Heritage Mission Fund
The CPPS Heritage Mission Fund is a singular donor/sponsored Fund originated by the Sisters of the Precious Blood in Dayton, Ohio in 2017. The Sisters of the Precious Blood have been blessed in many ways for over 180 years. Over 1800 women have dedicated their lives through membership in the Sisters of the Precious Blood. Through their lives of sacrifice, a simple lifestyle, and sound and frugal financial management, the Sisters find themselves in the privileged position of being able to share their blessings through financial assistance. In this way they are able to support groups and organizations that are also ministering to God’s people in a way consistent with Precious Blood values and spirituality. Read More
For more information, visit the website: cppsheritagemissionfund.org
Sisters Margo Young, left, and Karen Elliott with patients at Santo Hermano Pedro; contributed photo.
Organizations the Sisters continue to support financially:
Homefull, Food for the Journey, Miami Valley Meals, Brigid’s Path, House of Bread, St. Mary Development Corporation, Mercy Manor, Elizabeth’s New Life Center, Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics, Tender Mercies, Habitat for Humanity, Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation, Earthlinks, Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center, SOAR! and Su Casa. Read More
The staff of Miami Valley Meals gave a tour of their new facility to Sisters Patty Kremer, Marla Gipson, Edna Hess, Ann Clark and Margo Young in 2021; Michelle Bodine photo.