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Literacy Nation

'With literacy and justice for all."

Philadelphia, PA   |  http://www.literacynation.com/

Mission

Seeing the Future Through Education OUR MISSION STATEMENT Our mission is to promote justice, equity, and diversity in literacy by providing services to underserved communities of Color and supporting diverse independent booksellers and self-published authors. Our goal is to increase the awareness and distribution of books that promote inclusion and positive representation of People of Color.

Ruling year info

2014

Principal Officer

Richard E. Ashby, Jr

Main address

1125 N 65th St

Philadelphia, PA 19151 USA

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EIN

27-4446369

NTEE code info

Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement (B92)

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Worldcat Project

LiteracyNation, Inc has the world cat subscription so that we can catalog any book or ebook after being vetted. We collaborate with self-published authors, editors and publishers to bring quality books and ebooks to the worldcat data base.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Religious groups
LGBTQ people
Men and boys
Caregivers

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of first-time donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of grants received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Worldcat Project

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average online donation

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Worldcat Project

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of new website visitors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, Religious groups, Children and youth, Adults, Families

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

Welcome to
LITERACYNATION, INC.
LiteracyNation Inc, is a membership-driven organization for diverse authors with a focus on self-published authors and their networks. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the success of its membership. LiteracyNation has successfully facilitated the cataloguing of over 600 diverse books that are windows, mirrors, and sliding doors for all readers.

Our membership includes self-published authors, independent booksellers, editors, illustrators, librarians and publishers in the US and Canada. We invite all book lovers to become members by registering as citizens of LiteracyNation.

Seeing the Future Through Education
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Our mission is to promote justice, equity, and diversity in literacy by providing services to underserved communities of Color and supporting diverse independent booksellers and self-published authors. Our goal is to increase the awareness and distribution of books that promote inclusion and positive representation of People of Color and marginalized communties.


LiteracyNation Inc, is a membership-driven organization for diverse authors with a focus on self-published authors and their networks. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the success of its membership. LiteracyNation has successfully facilitated the cataloguing of over 600 diverse books that are windows, mirrors, and sliding doors for all readers.

Our membership includes self-published authors, independent booksellers, editors, illustrators, librarians and publishers in the US and Canada. We invite all book lovers to become members by registering as citizens of LiteracyNation.

We have the ability of cultavating, educationg and mobilizing self- publishe dauthors and getting their books in schools, libraries and book stores.

We have the ability and technology to catalog books into the worldcat data base.

Financials

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Operations

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Literacy Nation

Board of directors
as of 01/20/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Richard Ashby,Jr

LiteracyNation

Term: 2014 - 2028


Board co-chair

Mrs. Naomi Dunsen-White

LiteracyNation

Term: 2022 - 2028

Simone Adjei

LiteracyNation

Charmaine Ashby

LiteracyNation

Darlene Walker

LiteracyNation

Delvennia Briggs

LiteracNation

Dennis Ashby

LiteracyNation

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 ? No
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/18/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/03/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.