Literacy Center Inc

aka The Literacy Center, Inc.   |   Evansville, IN   |  www.litcenter.org

Mission

The Literacy Center is dedicated to improving Basic Adult Literacy in our community.

The purpose of our program is to help adults, age 18 or older, improve their basic reading skills with the hope of improving both their personal and professional lives.

Ruling year info

1999

Executive Director

Jennifer Wigginton

Main address

3411a First Ave. 3501 First Ave.

Evansville, IN 47710 USA

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Formerly known as

Regional Reading Aid

EIN

35-2088005

NTEE code info

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement (B92)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Basic Adult Literacy

Our program consists of private assessment, tutor-student pairing, computer based reading instruction in our Literacy Lab, and one-to-one instruction at various locations throughout the community. Students joining the program are first assessed to determine their reading level and specific learning needs. Following the initial assessment, students are given 12 hours of computer-based instruction, and are then paired with a trained volunteer tutor who works with them individually. Reading instruction is custom designed to fit the learner's needs, whether it be phonemic awareness, comprehension, word recognition, or spelling. Learning materials, which are provided by our agency free of charge, serve as our primary educational resource, but supplemental materials such as newspapers, books, magazines, manuals, and other items are incorporated in the learning process.  
The purpose of our program is to help adults, age 18 or older, improve their basic reading skills with the hope of improving both their personal and professional lives.

We understand that limited literacy skills prevent these adults from reaching their full social and economic potential, and we seek to educate these individuals with the belief that as their literacy levels increase, their dependence on government and social assistance will decrease.

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Awards

Dollar General Student of the Year 2013

ProLiteracyAmerica

Affiliations & memberships

ProLiteracy America 2005

Financials

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Literacy Center Inc

Board of directors
as of 6/4/2016
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mrs. Ron Whitler

Old National Bank

Term: July 2014 - June 2015


Board co-chair

Mrs. Larry Oathout

Evansville-Vanderburgh Public Library

Term: July 2014 - June 2015

Kate Sherrill Circulation Department

University of Southern IN, David L Rice Library

Liz Walker, Board Treasurer

retired from Old National Bank

Kathryn Nix Marketing Director

Evansville Courier & Press

Leslie McCrary Librarian

Harrison College

Stacy Newton Attorney

Rudolph,Fine, Porter & Johnson LLP

Maddison Seib Contractor

State of Indiana

Linda Wulf Assistant Director Center for Career Development

University of Evansville

Ron Whitler Operations Specialist

Old National Bank

Nan Benedict Business Owner

Bigfoot Storage, LLC

Amy Bouchie Financial Advisor

New Horizons Financial

Meagan Brien Attorney

Rhine Ernest

Marilyn Brenton HR Executive Director

Ivy Tech Community College

Sarah Timmons Analyst

Atlas Van Lines

Denise Johnson-Kincaid Director of Express Enrollment

Ivy Tech Community College

Jessica Mallinder

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 ? Yes
  • 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