On May 13, 2013, Literacy Mid-South was awarded accredited status by ProLiteracy. Literacy Mid-South has served Shelby County and the surrounding areas for nearly forty years years helping adults improve their reading, mathematics, listening, writing, speaking, and technology skills.
Jane Hugo, Vice-President of Programs and Services at ProLiteracy, says, “We are proud to add Literacy Mid-South to our growing list of accredited organizations. They have demonstrated that their program meets the highest national standards for volunteer literacy programs and that their services to the community are effective. We applaud the many volunteers, staff, and students who have devoted their time and effort to achieve this goal.”
ProLiteracy’s Accreditation provides literacy programs with a comprehensive process for: 1) conducting an organizational self-assessment; 2) developing program improvement plans; and 3) demonstrating that their organization meets the highest standards for governance, program management, program operations, and volunteer development.
ProLiteracy is a nonprofit educational organization that supports local literacy programs through a national network of approximately 130,000 volunteers and 1,000 local, state, and regional literacy providers in the United States. ProLiteracy’s purpose is to sponsor educational programs and services whose purpose is to empower adults and their families by assisting them to acquire the literacy practices and skills they need to function more effectively in their daily lives and participate in the transformation of their societies. ProLiteracy was formed in 2002 by a merger between of Laubach Literacy International and Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc.