Literacy Link - Leamos

Our vision is a community where everyone is literate.

aka LLL   |   Silver City, NM   |  http://www.literacylinkleamos.org/

Mission

Our mission is to raise literacy levels in Grant County, NM through free tutoring and outreach. Grant County is in the southwestern corner of the state, with 20% of residents living below poverty level, and a 16% high school dropout rate. One-to-one tutoring has been proven to be the best way to help adults improve their literacy skills, education and eventual job prospects. Our small staff (1.5 FTE), with help from our Board of Directors, directs the activities of at least 100 volunteers every year. Our volunteer tutors include retired educators and others in the community who care about helping Grant County adults improve their lives and the lives of their children.

Ruling year info

2005

Program Director

Ms Mary Beth Folia

Main address

515 W. College Avenue

Silver City, NM 88061 USA

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EIN

81-0655544

NTEE code info

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

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Our programs

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Literacy Link - Leamos

We provide free one-to-one tutoring to Grant County adults with low-level literacy skills (3rd-6th grade level). We offer one-to-one tutoring and very small classes in basic literacy, math and computer skills; English as a Second Language, Citizenship and High School Equivalency preparation. We also run programs for detainees at the county jail, provide some tutoring for children, and distribute about 20,000 new, age-appropriate books to Grant County elementary school children each year.

LLL Unbound: This project serves people incarcerated at the Grant County Detention Center. We provide classes in Poetry and Parenting, both of which provide opportunities for self-reflection and improvement in writing, reading and interpersonal communication skills. Our Read2Me program connects incarcerated parents to their children, who are not allowed to visit at the jail. Each inmate chooses a children’s book to read, and we record this and send the DVD and the book to the child’s home.

Although we primarily serve adults, we do some tutoring for K-12 children. And every year our Let's Read program provides about 20,000 new books to Grant County elementary school children, who otherwise may not have any books in their homes.

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Board of directors
as of 5/8/2019
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Board chair

Thelma Sordyl

Literacy Link - Leamos

Term: 2019 - 2022

Gail Law

Lillian Galloway

Caroline Baldwin

Karen Earlywine

Thelma Sordyl

Ora Rede

Christine Brown

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? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No