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COVID-19 Closure

Thanks for your interest in Literacy Action of Central Arkansas. Our offices are closed and student services are temporarily reduced as we try to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our community. If you are interested in becoming involved with Literacy Action as a student or
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Overcoming Doubt to Learn to Read

Overcoming Doubt to Learn to Read: William’s Progress and Potential When William became a student nearly six years ago, he could only write his name and sing the alphabet. His supervisor brought him to our office because he wanted to learn how to read. She told the Literacy Acti
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Surviving War and Turmoil

Surviving War and Turmoil: Theva’s Journey from Laos to Learn English By: Irma Jaime, AmeriCorps Tutor, Literacy Action of Central Arkansas When Theva was 18 years old, she came to the United States from Laos, a country in the midst of war and political change. When Theva arrive
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From The Christian Science Monitor: People Making a Difference

In the fight against adult illiteracy, Sara Drew is trying to change lives ‘one word at a time.’ By: David Karas, The Christian Science Monitor, 6 August 2018 *Please click the arrow at the bottom left corner of the article to read page 2.   Thank you for taking the time to read
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Being Brave to Learn English

Being Brave to Learn English: Sam’s Journey to Conversational English By: Cara Gieringer, Volunteer Tutor at Literacy Action Sam Park moved to the United States in February 2017. Before that, he lived in Busan, the second largest city in South Korea. Sam worked at the headquarte
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GAIN Client Inspires Others

GAIN Client, Eric, Inspires Others to Improve Literacy By: Liz Hall, AmeriCorps VISTA, Literacy Action of Central Arkansas When Eric enrolled as a student at Literacy Action last fall, he set two goals: go back to school and get his driver’s license. Despite having his high scho
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Finding Her Voice: A Star Student Story

Finding Her Voice: Beatriz Chavez When Beatriz Chavez came to Literacy Action’s Conway Office in January 2017, she already had a strong foundation of English. But, that hasn’t stopped her from wanting to learn more, practice her speaking skills, and dream big about where h
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Project LIFT Brings Families, Books Together

$1,500 parish grant boosts new family reading program at Little Rock learning center By: Aprille Hanson, Associate Editor, Arkansas Catholic, February 10, 2018 In the rush of everyday life, reading with a child can easily be pushed aside. Couple that with knowing limited English and i
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Party With a Heart Raises $22,000 for Literacy Action

Literacy Action Receives $22,000 from Party With a Heart’s Fundraisers in 2017 Thank you Party with a Heart for supporting us in 2017! Party with a Heart is a nonprofit organization that increases awareness, education, and support for causes within our community by bringing wome
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