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

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...

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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...

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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...

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An ESL Student and Her Tutor: Angela and Jenifer

As a tutor for Literacy Action of Central Arkansas, I teach English as a Second Language (ESL) classes and I tutor one-on-one with adults who want to improve their literacy skills. In April 2017, I started tutoring Angela. Angela is from Venezuela. She and I meet...

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James Hawkins is the ALC 2017 Student of the Year!

The Arkansas Literacy Councils 2017 Student of the Year was our very own James Hawkins from Conway! Many thanks to the ALC Board, and to James' tutor, Michael Siniawa, who wrote the nomination for James below. And, of course, to James Hawkins, for being such an...

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Literacy Action Receives $15,000 Grant from Dollar General

Literacy Action Receives $15,000 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support Adult Literacy This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Literacy Action of Central Arkansas a $15,000 grant to support adult literacy.  This local grant...

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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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Interview with Betty Harp: Literacy Action Founder

Betty Harp, one of Literacy Action’s dedicated founders, was a pioneer in the fight against adult illiteracy. Traveling throughout Arkansas in the 1970s, Harp and her colleague, Margaret Booth trained volunteers to teach adults with basic literacy skills how to read....

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