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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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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Shine a Light on Literacy was a Glittering Success!

Shine The Light on Literacy
7th Annual Shine a  Light on Literacy A night of glittering entertainment, benefiting Literacy Action of Central Arkansas The 7th Annual Shine a Light on Literacy, presented by Legacy Termite, raised over $30,000 for Literacy Action of Central Arkansas! We are so THANKFUL to all those
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