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Literacy Mid-South scores 500,000 books through national effort

March 20th, 2015

Meanwhile, the distribution of new, free books to children through Literacy Mid-South is a complex undertaking that got a lot bigger this month with the Memphis nonprofit overseeing the distribution of 500,000 books through the national First Book program. read more »

Literacy Organizations Donating Nearly 500,000 Books

March 18th, 2015

The books were part of a massive literacy effort underway Thursday inside a warehouse stacked with brown boxes. Literacy Mid-South in partnership with the Washington, D.C.-based First Book is working to bring almost 500,000 free books to youth. read more »

Literacy Mid-South looks to recruit 75 additional volunteers

January 20th, 2015

Volunteering to help people learn to read read more »

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 »