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Onslow Literacy Council INC

Changing 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

Ms. Michelle Smith-Loura

Main address

200 Valencia Dr Suite 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

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Our programs

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

Reading/writing

We work towards empowering adults with the ability to read and write in order to achieve their full potential as individuals, employees, 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, English as a Second Language, and citizenship.

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 for one-on-one instruction.

We monitor their progress and assess them every 70 hours to gage progress. Our aim is to keep them encouraged and give them their confidence back so they can become self-reliant.

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

Being a military town our ESOL program has students from all over the world. We have Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Thai, Indian students and also from South America. These students are assessed and paired with a tutor.

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

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

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Every resident of Onslow County should be able to enjoy and benefit from literacy skills. Adults who improve their basic education, specifically their reading skills, are able to secure better employment and improve quality of life for themselves and their families. We recruit and train local volunteers teachers, students, retirees, ministers caring people from all walks of life, who help provide FREE tutoring services for adults who desire to improve their reading and writing skills. Lessons are tailored to each learners individual strengths and needs.

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.
  • 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

  • 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?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

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Onslow Literacy Council INC

Board of directors
as of 01/29/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms Michelle Smith-Loura

Onslow Literacy Council Inc.

Term: 2024 - 2025

Verlando Frazier

Onslow Literacy Council

Michelle Smith-Loura

Onslow Literacy Council

Cathy Clark-Grande

Onslow Literacy Council

Theresa Vallerand

Onslow Literacy Council

Board leadership practices

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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 11/27/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

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Disability

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