Arkansas Literacy Councils, Inc.

Contact Information

801 Louisiana St
Little Rock, AR 72201 - 4619
(501) 907-2490
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2014

Executive Summary

Arkansas Reads will have 40 half-time AmeriCorps members who will provide one-on-one basic literacy and ESL instruction, along with identification and recruitment of volunteers to promote sustainability of local literacy councils in 23 county-level sites. At the end of the 1st program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for tutoring 725 economically disadvantaged students; 425 will receive basic literacy education and 320 will receive English as Second Language instruction. An increase in literacy instruction to these students will result in an increase in employability, healthier lifestyles, more involvement in their children's learning, and more engaged community citizens. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 250 new volunteers that will be engaged in providing one-in-one instruction in basic literacy education and ESL instruction. This program will focus on the CNCS focus area of economic opportunity. The CNCS investment of $249,895 will be matched with $266,161 in state and local public funding.

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