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Jackson County Coalition On Literacy (Read Jackson County)

Total literacy=zero poverty!

Tax ID 31-1240691

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Our  mission  is  to increase  literacy  in  our  community  to  better  the  lives  of  those  living  in  poverty,  and  to   empower  all  learners  to  achieve  their  life  goals.   Current  programs  include  English  conversation  classes,  book  donations  to  the  community,  Little  Libraries  in  13  area  locations,  an  annual  5k  run  for  literacy,  and  an  after-school  tutoring  program  for  k-5th  students  in  Jackson  County  with  English  as  their  second  language.  Future  goals  include increased  volunteer  recruitment,  an   increased  number  of  language  classes  to  develop  literacy  in  the  immigrant  population,  building  a  computerized lab to  offer  extra  services  like  the  use  of  language  software  to  practice  all  aspects  of  English  language  development,  and  classes  to  allow  students  skills  to  build  technological  literacy.  In  addition  to  providing  language practice,  the  computerized  lab  will  allow  us  to  offer  classes  in  basic  computing  skills,  resume  creation,  and  the  use  of  web-based  job  search  engines  for  those  seeking  employment.