Educational Institutions

Literacy Action of Central Arkansas Inc

  • Little Rock, AR
  • http://www.literacylittlerock.org

Mission Statement

Literacy Action of Central Arkansas is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that strives to build a community of adults empowered through literacy by teaching reading skills to adults and English language skills to non-native adults.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Adult Basic Literacy (ABL)
  3. English as a Second Language (ESL)

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ruling year

1988

Executive Driectoe since 2013

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Sara Drew

Keywords

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Adult literacy

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Also Known As

LACA

EIN

71-0638565

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement (B92)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Citizen Participation (W24)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Tutoring in basic reading and writing skills for adults who read at or below a 5th grade reading level. Tutoring for immigrants that want to learn English. This is accomplished through trained volunteer tutors who work one-on-one with adults students or in small class settings.

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Program 2

Adult Basic Literacy (ABL)

The Adult Literacy Program is designed for people 18 years or older who read below an eighth grade level. Many of these adults have coped for years with the enormous handicap of being unable to read and write well enough to function effectively in the community. They have realized that in order to improve their lives, they must improve their literacy skills. For some, making the first contact with Literacy Action meant overcoming the embarrassment of admitting that they could not read.

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Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

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Program 3

English as a Second Language (ESL)

After completing an intake assessment with the Literacy Action office, students are assigned to tutors who can best address the individual student’s needs and objectives. Tutor and student then meet up to three hours per week for one-on-one or small group sessions. All lessons take place in public places and all services and materials are free of charge.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Additional Documents

Affiliations + Memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member

ProLiteracy America

United Way Member Agency

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Literacy Action of Central Arkansas Inc

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Executive Driectoe

Sara Drew

BIO


Sara Drew joined Literacy Action as the Development Director in November 2013, and was promoted to Executive Director in October 2014. She has 10 years of experience in the non-profit sector, including programming, education, fundraising, facilitation, marketing and management. Sara started out in web design with Aristotle, Inc., moved on to historic preservation with the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (AHPP), spent six years running the Study Tours Program for Heifer International and then helped open the ESSE Purse Museum in the SOMA area of Little Rock, before joining Literacy Action of Central Arkansas.

Sara received a B.A. in History from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 2003 and a M.A. in Public History from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2010. Sara is from North Little Rock, but now lives in Little Rock with her amazing husband of 10 years, 4 year old son and 1 giant rescue dog.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Lee Hartz

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