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Arkansas

Ready for #GivingTuesday?

  A Letter from Sara Drew, Executive Director Dear Friend of Literacy Action,  We’re just one week away! November 28, 2017 is the day that shows how every act of generosity counts and every act means even more when we give together. We are excited about #GivingTuesday for s
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Student Story: From Sharecropper’s Son to Reading Enthusiast

From Sharecropper’s Son to Reading Enthusiast John* was born on the day World War II began, Pearl Harbor Day in 1941, in the east Arkansas flat delta farmlands. He was a sharecropper’s son and went to very poorly funded “colored” schools in Keo, 20 miles south-east of Little Roc
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Support Literacy Action (for free)!

Three Ways to Give Support Without Paying an Extra Dime! Literacy Action knows that tutoring can be a big commitment that requires a lot of your time and energy. If this is not the best time for you to tutor a student, here are three ways you can give for free that will still have a b
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BHP donates $6,700 to local literacy group

BHP has awarded Literacy Action of Central Arkansas a $6,700 donation to support literacy programming in Faulkner County.  By Log Cabin Democrat Aaran Mattson, Literacy Action’s Faulkner County program coordinator, and her student use the program’s current equipment to work on literac
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Help Inspire New #ARreaders!

Characters like Scout Finch, places like Narnia and Middle Earth, and stories about proud, prejudiced lovers have inspired us for years. However, in central Arkansas, over 145,000 adults do not have the literacy skills they need to fill out a job application or read a prescription lab
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Congratulations to the Shine a Light Award Winners!

Student and Tutor of the Year Award Winners We had a great time on September 29th honoring our students and tutors at Shine a Light on Literacy. We were pleased to present our Student of the Year Award to Christina Cook. Christina worked incredibly hard this year to make huge strides
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“Free to Read” – Literacy Action in the News!

A wonderful story of continued success about our partner program with the women of Westover Hills Presbyterian at the Pulaski County Regional Detention Center! Here’s just a snippet of the article written by Rachel Herzog from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Four inmates attended
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January is Adult Literacy Month in Arkansas!

Governor Hutchinson Brings Awareness to Adult Literacy in Central Arkansas January is Proclaimed as Adult Literacy Month! Little Rock, January 5, 2016 – It is critical that January has been proclaimed Adult Literacy Month for Arkansas, in order to raise awareness about this ofte
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