About Us

Literacy Coalition-South Central Arkansas (LCSCA) was originally established in 1991 under the name Ouachita-Calhoun County Literacy Council to provide one-to-one reading and English language tutoring to adults. Under a new Board of Directors and executive director, Ouachita-Calhoun County Literacy Council was re-structured during the downturn of the economy in 2009. In 2013, the organization legally changed its name to Literacy Coalition-South Central Arkansas so that it could accurately reflect the multiple areas it serves, and the wide array of services it provides. Literacy Coalition-South Central Arkansas serves as a small, grassroots organization. It is a recognized 501(c)3, community-based, volunteer-managed, not-for-profit provider. Our mission is to assist adults and families with becoming self-sufficient, employable, and able to move on to higher levels of education. The organization recruits and trains volunteers and tutors; manages direct tutoring for adults and families; and promotes and advocates literacy in four south central Arkansas counties. Literacy Coalition has been a proud AmeriCorps host site since 2009.