THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES MARY D. GREENE TO THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LITERACY ADVISORY BOARD
President Clinton announced today his intent to nominate Mary D. Greene to the National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board.
Mary D. Greene of Texas has worked for the Children's Television Workshop for over 16 years. Children's Television Workshop, which produces the Sesame Street program and coordinates the Preschool Educational Program (PEP), is a national program for child care professionals, preschool children and families which combines viewing the Sesame Street show with activities that reinforce the show's concepts and goals. Prior to her current position, Ms. Greene served as the owner of Mary Greene and Associates from 1982 to 1988. In this capacity, she served as a consultant to numerous organizations including the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, the Baylor College of Medicine's Parenting Project and the Colorado State Department of Education. Additionally, she served as the Director of Special Events for the White House Conference for Children and Youth during the Carter Administration, as Project Planner for Southern Methodist University, as Director of Education for the Urban League of Greater Dallas, as Education Director of the United Methodist Church's Dallas Inner City Parish and as Director of the Casa View Methodist Weekday Church School. Ms. Greene serves on numerous boards and committees including the ACLU, the Black Artist Association and the League of Latin American Citizens. Additionally, she serves on the advisory committees of Goals for Dallas and the Texas Education Agency.
The National Institute for Literacy was created to assist in upgrading the workforce, reducing welfare dependency, raising the standard of living and creating safer communities. The Advisory Board reviews reports, makes recommendations regarding program areas, establishes priorities for the activities of the Institute and reviews agency spending plans.