Educational Institutions

Literacy Lubbock

  • Lubbock, TX
  • www.literacylubbock.org

Mission Statement

Literacy Lubbock is a local Non-Profit United Way Partner Agency that provides literacy services and instructional material free of charge to adults in the Lubbock Community. We match adult students with individual volunteer tutors to work one-to-one or we enroll adult students in small classroom settings with certified teachers. Literacy Lubbock individualizes the student's chosen course of study for his or her level of need. Adult Basic Education, Pre-GED, GED, English as a Second Language and Workplace Literacy are all available instructional tracks.

Main Programs

  1. Adult Basic Education
  2. Dyslexia
  3. GED
  4. English as a Second Language
  5. Tiny Tots Reads a Lot
Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Communities served: Lamb, Lynn, Cochran, Floyd, Lubbock, Crosby

ruling year

1990

Executive Director

Self-reported

Lynda Dutton

Keywords

Self-reported

literacy, education, Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, Dyslexia, GED, Family Literacy, volunteer tutors, reading, writing. speaking English,

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EIN

75-2293940

 Number

3174801976

Physical Address

1306 9th St

Lubbock, TX 79401

Also Known As

Literacy Lubbock

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

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

Program 1

Adult Basic Education

Adults are taught to read and write in English.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$25,000.00

Program 2

Dyslexia

One to one trained volunteer tutors are used with the Susan Barton Bright Beginnings curriculum to work with adults exhibiting characteristics of dyslexia

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$4,000.00

Program 3

GED

Not available

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$6,000.00

Program 4

English as a Second Language

Basic English classes to non-English adult learners

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$5,000.00

Program 5

Tiny Tots Reads a Lot

Distribution of children's books to children (birth to 5 years of age) to establish an early pattern of reading.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$10,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Communities served: Lamb, Lynn, Cochran, Floyd, Lubbock, Crosby

Funding Needs

Contributions;Grants

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Financials

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

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Operations

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Literacy Lubbock

Leadership

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Executive Director

Lynda Dutton

BIO

Lynda Dutton, Executive Director, has a Master's in Education and a B.S. in Education from Texas Tech University, with an additional twenty-four graduate hours in Counseling Education. Lynda is a member of the TCALL (Texas Center for Advancement of Literacy & Learning) Advisory Board and serves on their Volunteer Training Initiative Committee. Lynda served as a Board Member of the Board of Directors of Literacy Texas from 2008-2012, and served as the Secretary of their Executive Committee. Lynda also serves on the Board of Directors of Workforce Solution of the South Plains and as a member of their Education Committee. Lynda is a member of the Lubbock Area United Way Association, and will serve as President of this organization for the years 2014-2015. During this tenure, Lynda will serve on the United Way Board as a representative of the United Way Association. Lynda implements the strategic goals and objectives of the organization, effectively manages human resources, oversees team planning consultations regarding fundraising and implementation including submission of all foundation grants and proposals, and reviews fundraising records and documentation. Lynda works with the Literacy Lubbock Board Chair and Operations and Development Manager in planning a yearly budget for Board approval. Lynda confers with the Director of Volunteer Programs in planning the design, curriculum, promotion, delivery, and quality of the organization's programs. Lynda performs other duties as needed. Lynda has been employed with Literacy Lubbock since May 2007.


STATEMENT FROM THE Executive Director

"Many goals in life can only be accomplished by taking one step at a time. Such is the
acquisition of Literacy. This is wonderfully exemplified by the legend of the starfish.
* The Star Thrower by Loren C. Eiseley. (Adaptation)
A young girl was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up and throw it back into the ocean. People watched her with amusement. She had been doing this for some time when a man approached her and said, “Little girl, why are you doing this? Look at this beach! You can't save all these starfish. You can't begin to make a difference!" The girl seemed crushed, suddenly deflated. But after a few moments she bent down, picked up another starfish, and hurled it as far as she could into the ocean. Then she looked up at the man and replied, "Well, I certainly made a difference to that one!"


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Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Susan Snead

Certified Public Accountant

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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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?


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CEO OVERSIGHT

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


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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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


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BOARD COMPOSITION

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


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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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