Literacy Networking

Cindy Lockstone

Cindy Lockstone, Director/Coordinator for Westcentral Oklahoma Literacy Coalition

1. Can you share a personal story or experience that has had a significant impact on your commitment to adult literacy?

2. How do you personally stay motivated and engaged in your work, especially during challenging times?

I know that there are people in my communities that need our help.

3. Can you describe the specific programs and services your organization offers to support adult learners and promote literacy skills (i.e., ESL, Literacy, Citizenship, HSE, Digital, Health, and how they are delivered, i.e., one-on-one, small groups, classes)?

Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, Computer Literacy, Citizenship (limited)....

4. Could you share a specific success story of an adult learner who has gone through your program and achieved significant

5. What is your most effective method to recruit new students?

word of mouth

6. How do you keep your current students engaged so that they keep attending classes?

send reminders, surprise gifts/trinkets (very hard to keep students attending weekly)

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