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Executive Director of Literacy Mid-South Wins 2014 Innovation Award

November 24th, 2014

For many, knowing how to communicate is something you don’t ever remember learning. As far back as you can recall, you’ve known how to speak, write, and read. But with 14 percent of Shelby County adults at the most basic literacy level, and 22 percent who function only marginally higher, most of the adults who walk through the door at Literacy Mid-South read on a 4th-grade level. At ... read more »

Mid-South Book Festival Booked for September

July 3rd, 2014

By Leonard GillReprinted with permission from the Memphis FlyerJuly 3, 2014 read more »

Literacy Mid-South Receives $9,000 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support Adult Literacy

June 2nd, 2014

Memphis, Tenn., June 2, 2014 – This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Literacy Mid-South a $9,000 grant to support its Adult Learning Program. read more »

Strive Network Gives Memphis Nonprofits Data To Help Students Achieve

April 17th, 2014

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Literacy Mid-South Staff Member Teaching Grandfather To Read

April 2nd, 2014

by Linda A. MooreApril 2, 2014Reprinted with permission from the Commercial Appeal read more »

Ex-Offenders Quest for Driver's License Tests Patience

April 1st, 2014

Literacy Mid-South student Charles Hadley works to get his driver's license with the help of his tutor, Vicki Murrell. read more »

Book Blitz

March 13th, 2014

Literacy Mid-South in the Midst of a Whirlwind of Activity read more »

Literacy Mid-South Gears Up for Busy Spring

February 10th, 2014

The national Read Across America event happens in March, and Literacy Mid-South will have special events, book giveaways, author visits and more throughout the month. The literacy organization also will be hosting a month-long “virtual book club” on social media via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. read more »

Literacy Mid-South Announces Book Festival

January 2nd, 2014

Literacy Mid-South is preparing to turn the page on 2013 and begin a new year and new chapter in the group’s story. read more »

Literacy Mid-South Director Honored by ProLiteracy

November 11th, 2013

Kevin Dean, executive director of Literacy Mid-South, was recently recognized at the U.S. Conference on Adult Literacy, where he was presented with the Ruth J. Colvin and Frank C. Laubach Award for Excellence in Community-Based Adult Literacy. read more »