Ouachita Calhoun Counties Literacy Council

Rating: 4.73 stars   15 reviews

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

6 people found this review helpful

The young lady told me that she was glad she finally asked for help and that her tutor does not make her feel dumb. She has been to two meetings with her tutor, but she feels good about herself and hopes she will be able to help her child do better in school than she did. If she couldn't go to tutoring in private I don't think she would have attempted to get help with her reading.

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

Making people more confident that they can learn.

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

It's available.

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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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I have worked for Arkansas Literacy Council for 14 years, 12 as Executive Director. I cannot recall a time where I have seen amazing results from a new grassroots literacy council in such a short period of time - since July 2009. The council is supported with inkind rent, utilities/Internet, equipment, and bookkeeping services from Southern Arkansas University-Tech in Camden. The chancellor wanted to be personally involved because of so many high school graduates coming to college only to discover they do not have the reading and writing skills they need. The OCCLC Board members have come through with their promises to make contacts in their churches, civic organizations, and other contacts where volunteers can be recruited for tutoring - and potential students can be encouraged to come for help. We are concluding our grants process for FY 2011. We require each applicant to send two student or tutor success stories. Three were sent this year from OCCLC. Three students, all women, all mothers with eight children between them, and two of them single parents. I don't think these women - and many others - would have been reached without the full commitment of the OCCLC organization. The stories are here: http://www.arkansasliteracy.org/pages/StudentStories/OuachitaCalhounCounty.html

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

my work as Executive Director of Arkansas Literacy Councils

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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