Party with a Heart is proud to announce its 2017 Nonprofit Partner.
Literacy Action of Central Arkansas
“After spending a lifetime of hiding the fact that I could not read, I came to Literacy Action for help … I have quit a lot of things in my life. But this time, I’m not quitting. I never truly gave up on my education. Thank you, Literacy Action of Central Arkansas, for not giving up on me.” – Bonnie, Literacy Action student
Did you know that 145,000 adults in central Arkansas struggle to read a menu, fill out a job application or read a bedtime story to their children?
Adult literacy is a factor in almost every socioeconomic issue, including parenting, health care, workforce development, and poverty. But any adult education helps break the cycle of inter-generational illiteracy and poverty by giving adults the skills they need to be successful as workers and parents.
Public funding for adult education programs has declined over the past 15 years despite most adult education programs having long student waiting lists.
Research shows that we cannot solve the academic achievement gap by educating children without addressing their parents’ needs for basic education and training.
Literacy Action of Central Arkansas focuses on Families, Jobs & Health
In 2016, Literacy Action of Central Arkansas accomplished:
- 11,000: Hours of individualized reading and English-as-a-second-language tutoring delivered
- 600: Students served
- 125: Individual volunteer tutors trained
- 30: Years of service
- 7: Counties served by Literacy Action of Central Arkansas
How to contact Literacy Action of Central Arkansas
Office: (501) 372-7323
P.O. Box 900
Little Rock, Arkansas 72203