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If you or your organization is helping to create a Reading/Learning Community in the Mid-South or you need additional resources to make your program flourish, join us! We can help.


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Help an adult student learn to read or help with a special event. Host a fundraiser or sponsor a special event. There are many ways to help us start a reading revolution!


Our vision is 100% literacy in the Mid-South.

Literacy Mid-South (LMS) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is “to mobilize resources that empower literacy and learning organizations to reach their goals”. Somewhere between 20% to 30% of adults in the Memphis metro area are functionally illiterate. That means more than just unemployment — their minds are unused and their dreams are unrealized.

It's Not Just a Holiday Card. It's a Reading Revolution.

This year's Literacy Mid-South holiday card is a great way to make a donation to Literacy Mid-South and honor someone you love! Make a donation in someone's name, and we'll send them a beautiful card! These make excellent gifts for both your personal and professional contacts.  All donors and their honorees will be featured in our 2014-2015 Annual Report.

Literacy Mid-South will send your cards in hand-written envelopes to the recipients of your choice for a donation of $15 per card.

Please place your order by December 18th. Each card will read:

A holiday gift was made in your name by [donor's name] to serve more than 120,000 Memphians struggling with low literacy.

Order Holiday Cards Online Here

Download the Holiday Card Order Form Here

Contact Heather Nordtvedt at 901-601-9692 or heather [at] literacymidsouth [dot] org for questions.

Upcoming Events


Adult Tutor Training

Want to Make a REAL Difference in Someone's Life? Teach Someone to Read  

Literacy Mid-South has adults on our waiting list who are willing and ready to learn but need a special person in their life to help them.  They want better lives.  They want to understand their personal finances better.  They want their driver's license.  They want to read to their children. They want to understand their world better, and they just need a chance.

YOU can help. There is no greater gift to give than helping a person succeed.  Facilitate learning in the life of an adult who struggles with reading, writing, and math through Literacy Mid-South's Adult Learning Program.  Volunteers are able to serve as facilitators to groups of adults or provide individual goal-centered tutoring to an adult learner.  Volunteers attend a one-day training that provides the tools for moving adults forward. 

Volunteers commit to meeting 2 hours, once a week for six months.  Volunteer opportunities are available during the day or at night.  Must be 18 years or older to participate.  

The training will take place at Southwest Tennessee Community College, Macon Rd. Campus, Library room ML254. Coffee/water and snacks will be provided, just bring a bag lunch, pen and paper.

If you are interested in being a Literacy Mid-South Adult Basic Education volunteer, please complete the Volunteer Application. If you would like to be a Literacy Mid-South English for You tutor, please fill out this Application.

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