Educational Institutions

Literacy Council of Medina County, Inc.

  • Medina, OH
  • www.projectlearnmedina.org

Mission Statement

Project: LEARN of Medina County was founded in 1983 and serves all of Medina County, Ohio. Our mission is to enhance lives and strengthen communities by helping adults improve fundamental skills in reading, problem solving, and the English language.

We fulfill that mission by providing free, one-on-one tutoring to adults who have any learning need. We help adults learn to read or improve reading skills, study for the GED test, improve English language skills, and improve math skills. We have four tutoring sites in Medina County, to enable students to find help nearby. All materials--books, workbooks, calculators--and tutoring is free to the student.

We rely on a network of over 150 volunteer tutors to deliver our services. We operate three used bookstores in the county to support our mission; some 55% of our needed revenues are generated by our own stores.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Free GED tutoring
  3. Free ESL Tutoring
  4. General Adult Literacy

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ruling year

1994

Executive Director since 2011

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Ms. Karla Robinson

Keywords

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adult education, tutoring, basic literacy, literacy, family literacy

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Also Known As

Project: LEARN of Medina County

EIN

34-1728940

Physical Address

105 West Liberty Street

Medina, OH 44256

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement (B92)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

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Programs

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Program 1

Tutoring is provided to anyone reading at below 8th grade level and non-English speaking clients. Project: LEARN also offer periodic family literacy programs for adults and pre-school children that includes a 7 hour workshop teaching the basics of teaching phonemic awareness to pre-school children.

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Program 2

Free GED tutoring

We provide free, one-on-one tutoring to any adult who asks for assistance in preparing for the GED test. If the student demonstrates significant financial need, we will provide scholarships for testing

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Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

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Program 3

Free ESL Tutoring

Adults can receive free English as a second language tutoring from our program. Students work one-on-one with a tutor who engages them with the areas the student find most challenging--whether it be speaking English, grammar, or writing.

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Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

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Program 4

General Adult Literacy

We help adults with any educational need, including learning to read for the first time, or improving reading/math skills

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Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

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Literacy Council of Medina County, Inc.

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Executive Director

Ms. Karla Robinson

BIO

Karla is a graduate of Ohio State University (B.A.) and Northwestern University (M.A. and Ph.D.). Before joining Project: LEARN, she taught university level courses for University of Kentucky, Michigan State University, and University of Akron. She coordinates all Project: LEARN programs, oversees three bookstores, 150 volunteer tutors, 100 bookstore volunteers, and 5 paid staff.

STATEMENT FROM THE Executive Director

"Project: LEARN of Medina County seeks every day to enhance lives and strengthen communities by helping adults improve fundamental skills in reading, problem solving, and the English language. To that end, we offer free, one-on-one tutoring to any adult who requests it. We have over 150 volunteer tutors, supervised by three trained teacher staff members, ready to assist adult learners throughout Medina County, Ohio. We support our mission, in part, with revenues generated by three used bookstores (in Wadsworth, Brunswick and Medina), staffed by another 100 dedicated volunteers."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Rich Bidinger

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Term: Jan 2017 - Dec 2014

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