The core values that influence our organizational direction are equity and social justice, creativity and imagination, collaborative relationships, joy, and transformational learning. Literacy Connects is committed to fiscal responsibility and transparency. We seek board, staff and volunteers who are passionate, committed to the mission, adaptable, willing to take initiative, collaborative, and joyful. We are positive and always try to work from a place of gratitude.

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Adult Basic Literacy

Adult Basic Literacy helps adult learners:

  • improve reading, writing and math skills
  • engage more fully with their communities
  • build their confidence as literate members of society

English Language Acquisition for Adults

ELAA helps students learn and improve their English. Students come from more than 70 countries and have educational levels that vary from college graduates to those who do not read and write in their native language.

Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read is a national evidence-based program that promotes early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms by giving new, developmentally, and culturally appropriate books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud.

Reading Seed

Reading Seed supports elementary schools and students by:

  • Partnering with high-need schools to offer interventions to struggling readers.
  • Selecting and training volunteer reading coaches to work with students in K–5th grade who are reading below grade level.
  • Providing free books for students to encourage independent reading.

Stories that Soar!

Stories that Soar! programs (STS!) empowers K-12 students by giving voice to their original words and creative ideas through a variety of literacy and arts programs.

Photo by Youth Center participant, Elesha

Literacy Connects is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit © 2018

Qualified Charitable Organization Code: 20553

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