ONSLOW LITERACY COUNCIL INC

One day we will change the world...one student at a time!

Jacksonville, NC   |  https://www.onslowliteracy.com/

Mission

Onslow Literacy Council seeks to improve literacy in our community by providing free, individualized tutoring services to adult residents of Onslow County.

Ruling year info

2017

Board President

Mr. Curtis Hildt

Program Committee Chair

Dr. Verlando V. Frazier

Main address

200 Valencia Park Dr Ste 184

Jacksonville, NC 28546 USA

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EIN

27-0641389

NTEE code info

(Adult, Continuing Education) (B60)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Basic Reading/Writing

We work towards empowering adults with the ability to read and write in order to achieve their full potential as individuals, as employees, as parents, and as members of the community at large.
​Through our ProLiteracy based curriculum that is specially curated for adult learning, we are able to meet the needs of our students and offer them guidance in literacy, writing, basic math, pre-high school equivalency, life skills, English as a Second Language (ESL), and citizenship.

Our students can come in with any goal in mind and we try to help them the best we can. Their goals can be preparation for High school equivalency exam or learn to fill out forms, pay bills, get drivers' license, apply for jobs etc. The ages of our students can be 16 (if not in school) to any age they are willing to learn! We do not discriminate based on age, gender, color, religion etc.

With the help of CASAS we assess our students' reading, writing, math & comprehension skills & based on that and their goals we assign them a tutor (trained by us) for one-on-one instruction. They meet at least twice a week for 90-120 minutes. Most of the time they meet at the Valencia location where we have two classrooms. The tutors are encouraged to block their timings in the classrooms. They can also meet at the Coastal Carolina Community College Library or at the County Library depending on the timings and vicinity.

We monitor their progress and assess them occasionally to see how close they are to their goal. If the goal is too lofty we give them short term goals. Our aim is to keep them encouraged and give them their confidence back so they can become self-reliant. We have a few that are young but most are older- in their 60's & 70's!

Population(s) Served
Adults
Ethnic and racial groups
Social and economic status
Students
Veterans

Being a military town our ESOL program has students students from all over the world. We have Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian,Thai, Indian students and also from South America. Most of our students are taught at the satellite branch at Pine Valley United Methodist Church. These students are assessed and paired with a tutor. Since dialog and interaction is important they also have some joint classes and breaks when the mingle and talk to each other.

The tutors send constant reports of their progress and these students are reassessed periodically to monitor it.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Social and economic status
Students
Unemployed people
Farmers

Where we work

Accreditations

ProLiteracy of America 2010

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We help all adults age 16 and above. We work towards empowering adults with the ability to read and write in order to achieve their full potential as individuals, as employees, as parents, and as members of the community at large. ​Through our ProLiteracy based curriculum that is specially curated for adult learning, we are able to meet the needs of our students and offer them guidance in literacy, writing, basic math, pre-high school equivalency, life skills, English as a Second Language (ESL), and citizenship.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Google, Facebook messenger,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We are all volunteers and we did not have anybody staying in the office full time, attending the phone or meeting learners anytime without appointments. We got a feedback that we were hard to reach, so we have been working towards having somebody in the office most days as well as a person to attend to the phone.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    They felt that they were an important part of our Organization and were appreciated and we were working towards their best interests.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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ONSLOW LITERACY COUNCIL INC

Board of directors
as of 10/7/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr Curtis Hildt

Onslow Literacy Council Inc.

Term: 2018 - 2021


Board co-chair

Ms. Penney Burlingham-Deal

Onslow Literacy Council

Term: 2021 - 2023

Penney Deal

Onslow Literacy Council

Howard Funk

Onslow Literacy Council

Donna Poulsen

Onslow Literacy Council

Sally Goodman

Onslow Literacy Council

Dennis Aschbrenner

Onslow Literacy Council

Anita Stokes

Onslow Literacy Council

Allison Barnes

Onslow Literacy Council

Carolyn Alford

Onslow Literacy Council

Verlando Frazier

Onslow Literacy Council

Curtis Hildt

Onslow Literacy Council

Nivedita Mittal

Onslow Literacy Council

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 07/23/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data