Literacy Mid-South is a nonprofit organization mobilizing the community to maximize the impact of literacy and learning services to all segments of our community in the following ways:
● Resource Development
● Tutor Training
● Tutoring for Basic Literacy and English as a Second Language
● Family Literacy Workshops
History of Memphis Literacy Council
Memphis Literacy Council (MLC) was founded in 1974 by a small group of concerned citizens who wanted to help people learn how to read and write. The organization grew from a volunteer tutoring program to an educational organization that provided a wide range of services for low-literate adults as well as parent training and books for disadvantaged families.
As the demand for literacy grew, so did the services offered by Memphis Literacy Council. The organization expanded by developing new curriculum for adults, English classes for immigrants, and special interest workshops for at-risk populations. MLC welcomed the partnership and support of local government, schools, churches, businesses, civic groups, and others who shared our vision of building a more literate community.
The mission of Memphis Literacy Council was to help people attain the literacy skills they need to become confident, productive, self-sufficient citizens.
MLC believed that literacy was essential in today’s world of information and technology. People with limited literacy skills had fewer opportunities to participate fully at work, at home, and in the community.
MLC believed in the value of lifelong learning. The adult program served people from age eighteen to eighty who wanted to improve their basic reading, writing, and math skills. The majority of the adults enrolled in this program entered with less than third grade reading skills. Each adult received tutoring and classes that addressed their individual needs and personal goals.
MLC believed that literacy began at home. The family program gave parents the strategies and tools required to nurture the education of their children. One objective of this program was to supply low income families with books to read aloud to preschool-aged children.
Holidays Observed (Offices Closed):
•Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
•Spring Break I (Memphis City Schools schedule)
•Spring Break II (Memphis City schools schedule)
•Fall Break (Memphis City schools schedule)
•Christmas Eve-January 2nd
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