Ph. D. Student Named a Global Literacy Leader

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Candace Chambers, a Ph.D. student in Curriculum and Instruction, is among the literacy leaders named to the International Literacy Association’s 2021 30 Under 30 list. The global list celebrates rising innovators, disruptors and visionaries in the literacy field.

Chambers, who was recognized for her efforts within community-based literacy, has conducted college-readiness workshops for more than 500 students at colleges and universities and within community organizations throughout the nation through her company, Educational Writing Services LLC.

In addition to publishing “Write Your Way to a Successful Scholarship Essay,” a guidebook for students to better understand the process of obtaining scholarships, Chambers provides editorial services and college coaching to students.

“Access to literacy education can bridge the gap of exposure for students to learn of pathways to reach dreams that they may have not known existed,” said Chambers

Representing 12 countries, this year’s International Literacy Association (ILA) honorees include educators, nonprofit leaders, authors, volunteers, researchers and social entrepreneurs.

ILA’s 30 Under 30 honorees were featured in the January/February 2021 issue of Literacy Today, ILA’s bimonthly magazine.