Literacy Coalition-South Central Arkansas was first established in 1991 as Ouachita-Calhoun County Literacy Council to provide adults one-to-one reading and English tutoring assistance. Ouachita-Calhoun County Literacy Council was restructured during the downturn of the economy in 2009. In 2013, Ouachita-Calhoun County Literacy Council changed its name legally to Literacy Coalition-South Central Arkansas so that its name more reflected all of the areas it served, and the wide array of services provided. Today, Literacy Coalition is governed by a board of directors and is an IRS recognized tax-exempt organization which operates as a community-based, volunteer-managed, not-for-profit. Literacy Coalition recruits tutors, coordinates tutor/learner matches, provides tutor and volunteer training, and manages its trained volunteer tutors so that effective reading skills can be provided to adults, teens, children, and families in southern and south central counties in Arkansas. Literacy Coalition has been a proud host site for AmeriCorps members through Arkansas Reads since 2009.

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