Lockheed AERO donates $5K to literacy council
by MDJ staff
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From left are John Helton, CobbWorks CEO; Donna Frankovsky, CobbWorks volunteer coordinator and development specialist; Judith Venable, Cobb Literacy Council manager; and Les Hicks, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. 
Special to the MDJ
From left are John Helton, CobbWorks CEO; Donna Frankovsky, CobbWorks volunteer coordinator and development specialist; Judith Venable, Cobb Literacy Council manager; and Les Hicks, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. Special to the MDJ
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Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Employees Reaching Out Club donated $5,000 to the Cobb Literacy Council, a division of CobbWorks Inc. The funds will allow the CLC to expand English as a Second Language and adult education programs in the county.

The LM AERO Club sponsors initiatives that improve the community, support health and wellness causes and make an impact in the areas where employees live and work. The CLC, whose mission is to link the community and its resources in promoting and supporting literacy in Cobb County, is honored to be recognized by the LM AERO Club as one of those impactful initiatives.

“Literacy is imperative for a thriving community and we are proud that Lockheed Martin chose to support our cause,” said Judith Venable, literacy council manager. “Great organizations leave an indelible mark within the environments in which they operate. Lockheed Martin has definitely made its mark as an organization that cares about issues that matter in Cobb County.”

The relationship between Lockheed Martin and the Cobb Literacy Council was originally fostered by Les Hicks, senior environmental shipping and handling engineer with Lockheed Martin. Hicks joined the Cobb Literacy Council Advisory group in 2011. Since his involvement, the CLC has received two donations from the LM AERO Club. The first contribution allowed the CLC to assist participants otherwise ineligible for other funding because of income guidelines.

The Cobb Literacy Council is a division of CobbWorks Inc., a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and workforce development center serving Cobb County residents and businesses. CobbWorks helps to ensure an adequate supply of skilled workers, while also supporting the recruitment needs of businesses.

For more information, contact Nicole Carsten at (770) 528-8075 or ncarsten@cobbworks.org.

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