Family Literacy Center

Rating: 5 stars   4 reviews

Issues: Education, Job Training

Location: PO Box 485 Lapeer MI 48446 USA

Mission: Our mission is "builing skills and enriching lives through literacy in the Lapeer County area."

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Family Literacy Center was recently selected as a finalist for the Michigan Governor's 2012 Service Awards! Their staff generously serves our community through one-on-one tutoring for children and adults; providing workshops for preschool and elementary age parents; and assisting numerous clients to prepare them to successfully get their G.E.D.s. The Family Literacy Center holds strong partnerships with our local school districts, public library, and Michigan Works! to ensure our community members have skills for future education and employment. If there is a need in our community, FLC will find a way to support. Further, the board members, volunteers, and community members give generously throughout the year to support the work of the Center. They hold "Camel Races" in the fall, and a spring dinner and silent/live auction that raises significant funds. I am so fortunate to be on the Board of the FLC, and am so proud of the work that this organization does non-stop to support our families in Lapeer County!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Family Literacy Center in Lapeer has been a key partner in promoting and supporting literacy efforts in our school district. They have provided a number of programs to our staff, parents and students over the past several years. From one-on-one literacy tutoring after school and in the summer, to family programs that help parents prepare and support their preschoolers and school-age children for learning, to programs that show our paraprofessionals the challenges of learning disabilities, the FLC has been there to enhance the lives of our community members and kids. Despite the economic hardships of our community and state, the FLC continues to obtain support through generous donors and creative fundraising activities, such as the "camel races" and an annual auction and dinner. Of course, maintaining support gets more and more challenging, and the literacy support from this organization is so valuable to our community. Thank you, Lapeer FLC, especially you volunteer who give your time to our children and families!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing how our students, families, and staff respond positively to the services of the FLC. Two years ago, we began to partner in the summer to provide one-on-one tutoring services through FLC during our Title I summer school.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand its resources to include a writing center and additional volunteers. Collaborate to add specific services to support middle school students.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

awesome organization that really helps people!!!!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the community

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find them more money and volunteers!!!

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

The Family Literacy Center provides free one-to-one tutoring for adults who live or work in the Lapeer County, MI area. The Center also provides tutoring programs for children who struggle with literacy. Tutoring is based on the goals of each student. Family Programs including playgroups and hot-topic workshops are also provided. Each program is thoroughly planned and designed to give the best results possible. Employees and volunteers show high levels of commitment. The Center also has a highly dedicated volunteer Board of Directors with 17 members of the community that support the mission of "building skills and enriching lives through literacy in the Lapeer County, MI area.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

This organization changes lives and empowers people. Program participants learn how to be successful. I recently spoke to two young ladies who were students in the program. They were able to successfully pass the GED test and are now honors students in college.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

See a higher level of financial support for this program to allow them to reach more people in the Thumb Area of Michigan.

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