Ouachita Calhoun Counties Literacy Council

Rating: 4.73 stars   15 reviews

Issues:

Location: 746 California SW Camden AR 71701 USA

Mission: To help adults in each community become economically self-sufficient, employable, and able to continue on to higher levels of education.
Results: Since start up, 7/1/2009, OCCLC has served 60 adult learners to improve a skill or advance into the adult education program across the three counties in which it provides one-on-one tutoring
Target demographics: All adults 18 and older currently functioning on a 6th grade level of education and below in reading, writing, math/problem solving, and English as a Second Language
Direct beneficiaries per year: unlimited
Geographic areas served: Ouachita Co., Union Co., Calhoun Co.
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Was paired with a young lady who wanted to improve her reading, vocabulary, and spelling skills so that she could work towards getting her GED. I have bonded with her and have watched her become a better reader each time we meet. Her self-esteem and confidence has improved tremendously. I am confident that she will be successful in reaching her academic goals.

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

Watching people, especially women, get the courage to walk through the door for help with their literacy skills and come back for each tutoring session with more enthusiasm because the tutor help them realize that learning can be fun and accomplished.

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

Help them raise awareness and the funds to continue in the fight against adult illiteracy

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Meeting the learners

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Knowledgable, helpful, and friendly

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Provide resources for many adult learners who are struggling to become self-sufficient

Ways to make it better...

N/A

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

More tutors and learners are needed to participate in the services

One thing I'd also say is that...

Thank you Ouachita Calhoun Counties Literacy Council

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I enjoy helping others. This is part of my lifestyle and to help someone improve their reading, writing or math skills is a big enjoyment for me, especiall if this will help them to improve their position in life. There are several adults in this small town who could benefit from our help and the OCCLC has played an outstanding in promoting this organization and their benefit to the community.

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

working as a tutor.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The professionalism exhibited by the staff.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Informed, cooperative and hard-working individuals who spent many hours working to fulfill their goals.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Greatly improve the status of this small town through job placement and national literacy.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

My first wonderful exciting experience was the Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

The results of the Martin Luther King, Jr. day was awesome. As I reflected back on that day,I rejoiced on how the event was enlightening to so many people.

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

No changes

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I am excited to be involve with the OCCLC one on one tutoring group. The experience of meeting new people and helping people in different areas is a challenge, because no two people are alike. I have the experience of sharing with others by listening.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The staff and volunteers that I met gave excitement to the event of the day. There was organization, leadership, and joy.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

This organization could sponsor events such as seminars for self improvement with their clients, and the importance of volunteering.Also, projects for communities.

Ways to make it better...

The experience was great.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The organization has the challenge of letting the community know that are available to help.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I hope the organization realize the importance of their service and continue to reach out.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I helped an older gentleman begin his journey in literacy. I started off with the sounds of each alphabet. He began to put small words together. He also started reading road signs.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Provide computer training/ Letures on HOW TO GET AHEAD/ Mentors for adults/ On the job training (for those who need it)

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

We are so grateful to the Ouachita Calhoun Counties Literacy Council and volunteers for the wonderful court bags you fill & donated to the CASA organization. These bags are being provided to every dependent neglect child going throught the court system at each court date. The love you filled them with plus all the goodies, help to show these children that there are people who really care about them. Thanks again for you kindness & consideration.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The outpouring of love and desire of everyone to help the abused & neglected children in need. So many volunteers willing to stuff court bags & walk to our office carrying the bags to donate to CASA

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very kind, loving, considerate & eager to help when they saw a need.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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