The heart of our mission

Brother and sister reading "Little Engine That Could" ESOL student and tutor working together Student and tutor working together

As we move into our 35th year, with a new name and fresh momentum for our mission, we appreciate
your partnership more than ever. We are poised to do more of what we do best – transforming lives and
communities through the power of literacy.

With your support, we are already serving more individuals than at this time last year.

Total number served: over 200 students and over 4,200 monthly children’s book recipients
New Citizens: 7 so far this program year (July 1 to June 30)
Volunteer tutor orientations: 13, with 158 total attendees
Volunteer tutor training classes: 12
New volunteer tutors: 134

And we still have a full quarter to go!

As part of the new 5 -year strategic plan, we will continue to grow and strengthen our core programs
in Adult Literacy, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Youth Literacy, and Dolly Parton’s
Imagination Library®. As resources permit, we will incorporate new components in health literacy, digital
literacy, and family literacy into our work.

Together we can create a more literate, equitable, healthy, and vibrant community.
Your donation makes the difference.


86.3% of expenses go directly to program services*

*Includes the value of contributed services according to audited 2019-2020 financial statements.

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