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ROCKWELL CONTRIBUTES TO LITERACY VOLUNTEER EFFORTS

 ROCKWELL CONTRIBUTES TO LITERACY VOLUNTEER EFFORTS
 SEAL BEACH, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Rockwell


International Corp. has contributed $2,000 to the California Office of Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA) Inc., a non-profit organization devoted to helping adults and teenagers achieve personal goals through literacy, the company announced today.
 Ginger Emry, director of Organizational Development, Communications and Motivation for Rockwell's Space Systems Division (SSD) and a member of LVA-California's board of directors, presented the check on behalf of Rockwell to fellow LVA board member Suerd Ammar at Rockwell SSD's Downey, Calif., headquarters recently. The contribution will help support LVA-California's 1992-93 training program. This is the third year Rockwell has contributed to LVA.
 Ammar called the contribution extremely welcome. "In these tough economic times when money is so scarce, this contribution is highly appreciated and will be well spent on literacy programs for adult learners," she said.
 Emry said Rockwell remains committed to eradicating illiteracy throughout America. "Today there are more than 3.1 million functionally illiterate adults in California who not only face the challenges of limited basic skills, but the added problems of a deep economic recession," she said. "The professional services provided free-of-charge by LVA-California's volunteer-based literacy programs are able to help thousands of people improve their reading, writing, and speaking skills. Rockwell is proud to be involved in the statewide literacy effort to help functionally illiterate adults, teens and families improve their lives."
 Rockwell SSD worked closely with LVA to establish its own literacy program in December 1988. The voluntary program has trained approximately 30 tutors and identified and matched approximately 30 readers to date.
 For 30 years, LVA Inc. has established community-based literacy programs that recruit, train and match volunteer tutors with adults and teens to teach basic reading and English language skills. Tutors work for free on a one-to-one or small-group basis. LVA-California was established in 1986.
 Rockwell International is a multi-industry company applying advanced technology to a wide range of products in its electronics, aerospace, automotive and graphics businesses.
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 /CONTACT: Alan Buis of Rockwell Space Systems Division, 310-922-1856/
 (ROK) CO: Rockwell International Corp; Space Systems Division;
 Literacy Volunteers of America Inc. ST: California IN: ARO SU:


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