This April 8, 2021, please join us for NWA Gives and support
our amazing community! Everyone in Arkansas should have access to the basic
skills needed to live here AND they should have access to opportunities to
belong and enjoy the community together. At Ozark Literacy Council, we build a
culture of belonging and welcoming that center connection, cohesion and change
through our programs and partnerships.
Since 1964, when Lela Tisdale and Jamil Shami began their
tutoring program, students have found a place where they belong in an unfamiliar
area. They find opportunities to participate in the community while making
progress in English together. Students from all over the world lift each other
up. As students become more comfortable in NWA and in speaking English, many of
them pay it forward, helping newer students acclimate and tutoring them.
We are currently working on expanding our workforce development
program which will offer students and alumni career training opportunities as
well as connect students to employment opportunities. We could use your help. All
of the services we offer are completely free to our students. They must do the
hard work of learning a new language and culture. We rely on your support to
cover the monetary costs of language instruction!
consider donating to Ozark Literacy Council this Spring
for NWA Gives. Every dollar counts!