OLC Supports Literacy Efforts Statewide.
The Oklahoma Literacy Coalition (OLC) champions the ongoing development of adult literacy services through:
- Student empowerment
- Tutor recognition
- Networking opportunities
- Education for literacy leaders
- Advocacy for a more literate Oklahoma
What is the Oklahoma Literacy Coalition?
The Oklahoma Literacy Coalition, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization, incorporated in 1986, for the sole purpose of promoting a more literate Oklahoma and supporting individuals and organizations offering literacy services.
Who are the members of the Oklahoma Literacy Coalition?
The Coalition is made up of nonprofit community-based literacy programs, state agencies, universities, libraries, correctional facilities, civic organizations, and the business community. Individual memberships are presented to tutors, instructors, board members, volunteers, adult learners, and concerned citizens.
How does the Oklahoma Literacy Coalition help?
The Coalition supports its individual and organizational members in a variety of ways. Regional workshops and an annual statewide conference provides networking opportunities and continuing education for tutors, educators, adult learners, and literacy leaders. Financial support is given each year in the form of partnership grants to literacy providers and HSE reimbursements to adult learners.
Literacy awareness information is provided to members of state and local government and the media. Partnerships with agencies, businesses, and public and private organizations provide valuable resources for local literacy efforts. Finally, the Coalition provides a forum for networking and information exchange between the leaders of Oklahoma’s literacy effort.
Special Literacy Awards
Award events recognize outstanding tutors, literacy leaders, and adult learners thus heightening awareness regarding literacy efforts.
Who supports the Oklahoma Literacy Coalition?
The Oklahoma Literacy Coalition receives support from its membership, grants from foundations and organizations, various fundraising efforts, and through proceeds generated by the annual state conference registrations.
How is the organization governed?
Member organizations are elected to the board on a rotating basis during its annual meeting. Board members serve three-year terms and meet a minimum of five times annually. Officers are elected to serve two-year terms. Our current board members can be found here.