Educational Institutions

Literacy Center Inc

  • Evansville, IN
  • www.litcenter.org

Mission Statement

The Literacy Center is dedicated to improving Basic Adult Literacy in our community.

The purpose of our program is to help adults, age 18 or older, improve their basic reading skills with the hope of improving both their personal and professional lives.

Main Programs

  1. Basic Adult Literacy

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Service Areas

Self-reported

Indiana

We serve Vanderburgh, Warrick and Posey Counties in southwest Indiana. We also collaborate with the Adult Education Group of Region 11, fiscal agent Vincennes University to assist adults in Knox, Gibson, Pike, Dubois, Spencer and Perry Counties.

ruling year

1999

Executive Director

Self-reported

Jennifer Wigginton

Keywords

Self-reported

Literacy, Reading, Basic Adult Literacy, Education, Evansville, Indiana

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EIN

35-2088005

 Number

2653421659

Physical Address

3411 A First Ave

Evansville, IN 47710

Also Known As

The Literacy Center, Inc.

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-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Each One, Teach One. We strive to assist adults with their individual reading goals. These goals may be reading to a child or to acquire their GED. We will assist each student of ours to reach their own self-identified goal.

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Basic Adult Literacy

Our program consists of private assessment, tutor-student pairing, computer based reading instruction in our Literacy Lab, and one-to-one instruction at various locations throughout the community. Students joining the program are first assessed to determine their reading level and specific learning needs. Following the initial assessment, students are given 12 hours of computer-based instruction, and are then paired with a trained volunteer tutor who works with them individually. Reading instruction is custom designed to fit the learner's needs, whether it be phonemic awareness, comprehension, word recognition, or spelling. Learning materials, which are provided by our agency free of charge, serve as our primary educational resource, but supplemental materials such as newspapers, books, magazines, manuals, and other items are incorporated in the learning process.  
The purpose of our program is to help adults, age 18 or older, improve their basic reading skills with the hope of improving both their personal and professional lives.

We understand that limited literacy skills prevent these adults from reaching their full social and economic potential, and we seek to educate these individuals with the belief that as their literacy levels increase, their dependence on government and social assistance will decrease.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$20,270.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Indiana

We serve Vanderburgh, Warrick and Posey Counties in southwest Indiana. We also collaborate with the Adult Education Group of Region 11, fiscal agent Vincennes University to assist adults in Knox, Gibson, Pike, Dubois, Spencer and Perry Counties.

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Funding Needs

We seek funding to support our program.

Affiliations + Memberships

ProLiteracy America

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Literacy Center Inc

Leadership

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Executive Director

Jennifer Wigginton

BIO

Experience/expertise includes:
Management- Program Organization- Fundraising-Customer Service- Marketing/Public Relations/Communications -Administration/Sales Support-Social Media

Dependable, productive, and efficient individual: work well independently or as a team member
Friendly and well organized: customer focused with excellent communication/interpersonal skills

Ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems quickly; produce quality work without supervision

Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook, Microsoft Publisher, Prezi, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Linked In

Specialties: Grant Writing, Fundraising for Small Not-for-Profits, Orton Gillingham Method Reading Instruction Training

STATEMENT FROM THE Executive Director

"Our program consists of private assessment, tutor-student pairing, computer based reading instruction in our Literacy Lab, and one-to-one instruction at various locations throughout the community. Students joining the program are first assessed to determine their reading level and specific learning needs. Following the initial assessment, students are given 12 hours of computer-based instruction, and are then paired with a trained volunteer tutor who works with them individually. Reading instruction is custom designed to fit the learner's needs, whether it be phonemic awareness, comprehension, word recognition, or spelling. Learning materials, which are provided by our agency free of charge, serve as our primary educational resource, but supplemental materials such as newspapers, books, magazines, manuals, and other items are incorporated in the learning process.  Lifelong learning is the ultimate goal."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mrs. Ron Whitler

Old National Bank

Term: July 2014 - June 2015

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies
Yes
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
No
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan