About OLC

OLC: Support Literacy Efforts Statewide

The Oklahoma Literacy Coalition (OLC) champions the ongoing development of adult literacy services through:

  • Offering one-day symposiums and an annual conference to provide continuing education for tutors, educators, adult learners, and literacy leaders,
  • Recognizing outstanding achievements of adult learners,
  • Collaborating with organizations to develop resources for local literacy,
  • Awarding grants and offers high school equivalency exam reimbursements to organizational members, and
  • Providing information and a forum for idea exchange through a website, social media and the annual statewide literacy conference.
  • Advocating for a more literate Oklahoma
 Lazaro Doucette-Martinez and Vanezza Terry

What is Oklahoma Literacy Coalition?

The Oklahoma Literacy Coalition, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization, incorporated in 1986, to promote a more literate Oklahoma and support individuals and organizations offering literacy services.

Who are the members of 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 high school equivalency testing 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.