VOLUNTEER WITH A LITERACY GROUP
Literacy organizations below provide directories for state and local groups, many of which do not have websites.
- The National Center for Family Literacy
- The Verizon Literacy Network
- The National Council of La Raza
- The Learning Source (Colorado)
- The Literacy Center at Mesa County Public Library (Colorado)
- Literacy Connexus (Texas)
- New Mexico Coalition for Literacy
- Oklahoma Literacy Resource Office
LITERACY PROGRAMS IN OUR REGION
The Association annually presents grants of $500 to $1,000 to support non-profit literacy programs in our region. Announcement of the grants is made at the Fall Trade Show. MPIBA has awarded grants amounting to over $85,000 since 1990.
HOW TO APPLY FOR A LITERACY GRANT
Applications must be received by September 1 and should be sent Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association, 8020 Springshire Drive, Park City, UT 84098. Applications must be sent in triplicate. All applicants will receive notification of disposition of grant monies by October 9. For more information, contact Laura Ayrey at (435) 649-6079.
Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a Literacy Grant Application.
SOME PAST LITERACY GRANT RECIPIENTS
English Skills Learning Center in Salt Lake City, Utah
Recruits and trains volunteers to help new immigrants and refugees learn the everyday English skills they need to get jobs and lead productive lives. From July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006, 112 tutors and 231 adult students completed tutoring requirements. Tutors volunteered more than 10,000 hours of their time.
Lewis & Clark Literacy Council in Helena, Montana
Helps adults in Helena and surrounding areas acquire the reading, writing, English language, work and life skills necessary to participate productively with their families and their community.
Literacy Link – Leamos in Silver City, New Mexico
Assists adult learners and families in the development of Engllish communication skills by recruiting volunteer tutors, providing instruction in basic reading skills, and promoting community partnerships for literacy.