Educational Institutions

Minnesota Literacy Council, Inc.

  • St. Paul, MN
  • www.mnliteracy.org

Mission Statement

The Minnesota Literacy Council shares the power of learning through education, community building and advocacy.

Main Programs

  1. Adult Basic Education
  2. Adult Literacy Hotline
  3. Summer Reads VISTA
  4. Early Literacy and Families
  5. Volunteer Outreach
  6. National Service
  7. Consulting Services
  8. Tutor Training
  9. Citizenship Education
  10. Technology Services

ruling year

1973

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mr. Eric Nesheim

Associate Director

Self-reported

Deborah Cushman

Keywords

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literacy, education

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EIN

23-7217182

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Adult Basic Education

Five centers in the Twin Cities offer English, GED, computers and other basic skills classes

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Population(s) Served

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Budget

$0.00

Program 2

Adult Literacy Hotline

Referral service to 400 adult literacy programs across Minnesota

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$0.00

Program 3

Summer Reads VISTA

Reading tutors for K-3 low-income students in summer school and enrichment programs across Minnesota

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$0.00

Program 4

Early Literacy and Families

Parent mentoring through home visits and literacy-rich ESL preschools at two Twin Cities locations

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$0.00

Program 5

Volunteer Outreach

Resources and networking for volunteer coordinators; literacy volunteer recruitment

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None

Population(s) Served

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$0.00

Program 6

National Service

Support to AmeriCorps VISTAs and the programs they serve

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None

Population(s) Served

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$0.00

Program 7

Consulting Services

Customized training and technical assistance for literacy programs

Category

Animal Control

Population(s) Served

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$0.00

Program 8

Tutor Training

Pre-service and in-service workshops for literacy volunteers

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None

Population(s) Served

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Budget

$0.00

Program 9

Citizenship Education

Resources for citizenship teachers and programs

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None

Population(s) Served

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Budget

$0.00

Program 10

Technology Services

Coaching for teachers on classroom technology integration; online tools for volunteers and students

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None

Population(s) Served

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Budget

$0.00

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MINNESOTA LITERACY COUNCIL INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Minnesota Literacy Council, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Eric Nesheim

Associate Director

Deborah Cushman

BIO

As Executive Director of the Minnesota Literacy Council, Eric manages the day-to-day and overall operations of the $4 million nonprofit agency. He served in various program and management roles at the literacy council prior to being named as the executive director in 2000. Eric was recently awarded the Walter Mondale Public and Community Service Award by the Hennepin County Bar Association; this award celebrates those who have dedicated their working lives to public service and meeting community needs. Eric is involved in several community leadership roles including the Governor’s Workforce Development Council (3-year term just ended), the Northstar Digital Literacy Standards advisory group and the Minnesota Community Education Association’s advocacy committee. He is a founding member and past president of the St. Paul Community Literacy Consortium and currently serves on its executive committee. Eric is a registered lobbyist and a board member and former president of Literacy Action Network, an advocacy group for adult literacy. Eric served in the Peace Corps in Haiti and Paraguay. He earned his B.A. from Concordia College and M.A.in International Management from the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Tracy E. Tracy

Park Nicollet Health Services

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