Stories

AY Magazine has a great write-up about Literacy Action of Central Arkansas and our Hometown Heroes. Check it out here.

Tutoring for a Second Chance

Westover Hills Presbyterian Church teams with Literacy Action to help inmates at Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility improve their reading and writing skills A student nervously twists a bit of hair around her fingers as she completes a test to determine her...

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Literacy Action is Partnering with Party with a Heart!

Party with a Heart announces 2017 nonprofit partner: Literacy Action of Central Arkansas A special “Girls Night Out” dance party, Tuscan Wine Dinner, and a Mamma Mia Sing-A-Long were just a few of the fun-filled events Party with a Heart organized to support Partners...

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Amanda Gets a New Job!

Amanda Gets a New Job!

(Updated June 2020) Amanda started literacy tutoring in July 2018 with a great attitude and ready to get to work. At that time, Amanda was in the middle of a job search because she had recently lost her job at a local nursing home. From the beginning, Amanda's first...

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Overcoming Doubt to Learn to Read

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...

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Surviving War and Turmoil

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...

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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...

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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...

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ESL Classes Offer More than English

ESL Classes Offer More than English: Students Find Friendship, Self-worth and Community By: Liz Hall, AmeriCorps VISTA, Literacy Action of Central Arkansas Echoing through the halls of the former schoolhouse at St. Edward Catholic Church are laughter, worldly accents,...

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From Gangbanger to Bishop Bodyguard

From Gangbanger to Bishop Bodyguard "I chose the streets instead of my education." When Michael was going to elementary school, it simply wasn’t required for him to attend regularly. “I wanted to be my own person and do what I wanted to do. They didn’t make you go....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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