Volunteers for Literacy of Crawford County

Serving Crawford County since 1987

aka Crawford County Volunteers for Literacy   |   Van Buren, AR   |  www.ccvliteracy.org

Mission

To contribute to our community’s quality of life by helping adults improve basic life skills, such as reading and math, needed to function effectively within the community and reach their full potential.

Ruling year info

1994

Executive Director

Jessica Blasingame

Main address

2925 Alma Hwy., Ste. 9

Van Buren, AR 72956 USA

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EIN

71-0707300

NTEE code info

Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement (B92)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

Citizenship Tutoring Assistance

We work with learners interested in becoming a citizen of the United States through tutoring. Students will get the chance to review materials and prepare for taking the citizenship exam with one of our tutors, and we often go to the citizenship swearing in ceremony to support our students.

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Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

At Crawford County Volunteers for Literacy, we work everyday to eliminate illiteracy in our communities. There are many individuals who are wanting to learn more, improve their English, and help their kids with schoolwork at home. We are here to help those individuals improve their literacy skills and even attain Citizenship with the United States.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Volunteers for Literacy of Crawford County

Board of directors
as of 1/27/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Terry Carson

Retired - Generations Banks

Eva White

Retired - Crawford County Library System

Rosemary Benitez

Head Start & Family Services

Brian Schleicher

CCVL & Abilities Unlimited

Ed Thicksten

Retired - State Legislator for Arkansas

Cathy Gifford

Farm Bureau Insurance

Theresa Baggett

Arkansas Arts Academy

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/04/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/27/2022

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  • 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 seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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.