Educational Institutions

Literacy Coalition of Central Texas

  • Austin, TX
  • www.willread.org

Mission Statement

The Literacy Coalition works to create a Central Texas community that is 100% literate, employable, and engaged.

Main Programs

  1. Literacy Forward
  2. Health Literacy Forward
  3. Computer Literacy & Job Readiness
Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

The Literacy Coalition improves the quality and increases the availability of literacy instruction for Central Texans living in Travis, Williamson, Hays, Caldwell, and Bastrop Counties.

ruling year

2004

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Meg Poag

Keywords

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literacy, GED, ESL, reading, computer, workforce, family

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EIN

80-0078300

 Number

4994404698

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

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

Literacy Forward

Through the Literacy Forward program, we recruit, train, and refer volunteers to partner agencies. Our literacy instructor training has been recognized by ProLiteracy as the best available nationwide, and we offer the course once a month ree to volunteer literacy instructors serving within our service area. Through Literacy Forward, we also provide ongoing professional development and networking to ensure that Central Texas adult educators have access to the resources they need to provide the highest quality literacy instruction available.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Program 2

Health Literacy Forward

An individual's literacy level is the number one predictor of their health outcomes. This means literacy is more meaningful as an indicator than race, socioeconomic class, or income level. The Literacy Coalition works to improve patient-provider communication in the healthcare setting by a two-fold approach: first, we train literacy instructors to teach health literacy to the adults in their classroom; second, we train healthcare professionals to identify and effectively communicate with low literate patients. The overall results of improved health literacy include reduced hospital readmissions, adherence to dosage and treatment instruction, and a healthier Central Texas community.

Category

Health Care

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Program 3

Computer Literacy & Job Readiness

Through a partnership with Portland State University, the Literacy Coalition brought an innovative online learning module to Central Texas to help improve computer literacy in underserved communities in our service area. The Learner Web program is a self-paced, free learning plan to help adults develop the skills they need to get and keep a job.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

The Literacy Coalition improves the quality and increases the availability of literacy instruction for Central Texans living in Travis, Williamson, Hays, Caldwell, and Bastrop Counties.

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Literacy Coalition of Central Texas
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Literacy Coalition of Central Texas

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Principal Officer

Meg Poag

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Nancy Nicolas

Travis County Attorney's Office

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