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VETERAN ACTOR TONY RANDALL TO TRAIN VOLUNTEER STORYTELLERS FOR GRASSROOTS CHILDREN'S LITERACY PROGRAM

 VETERAN ACTOR TONY RANDALL TO TRAIN VOLUNTEER STORYTELLERS
 FOR GRASSROOTS CHILDREN'S LITERACY PROGRAM
 WHO: Actor Tony Randall and co-founders of Children's Literacy Initiative (CLI), a non-profit organization that promotes reading readiness skills for children.
 WHAT: A training session for Chase Manhattan volunteer employee storytellers to prepare for their role in Chase Story Time, a public interest program to promote literacy in local communities beginning December 10.
 The group will learn techniques for encouraging literacy among pre-school children using Ira Says Goodbye by Bernard Weber.
 WHY: A U.S. Department of Education study has concluded that reading to pre-school children is the single most important way to help them develop the vocabulary necessary to read. As a result, Chase has committed itself to fostering literacy in the communities it serves.
 WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 WHERE: 1 Chase Manhattan Plaza, Plaza Banking Branch,
 Ground floor (at the intersection of Williams Street
 and Liberty Street)
 CONTACT: Alison Wertheim or Harry Cushing of Hill and Knowlton, 212-697-5600, for Children's Literacy Initiative.
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