About Us

The Network of Adult Basic Literacy and Education (N-ABLE) has been working since 2018. Organizations have committed to work together to establish a coherent vision of success, identify essential and common strategies, and create a coordinated adult literacy pipeline to better provide and expand resources and services. We believe that by strategically linking our organizational efforts and holding each other accountable within a robust continuous improvement process, we can strengthen our practices and ultimately impact community-wide outcomes. 

Join Us!

Organizations that serve individuals that are classified as participants, clients, students, or attendees are encouraged to participate. Check out our Get Involved page and call 901-201-6157 to find out how! We're always looking for new Partners

Are you an organization or individual looking for services? 

Call 901-327-6000 and let us know what you're looking for. You can also check out our Partners page. 

Our Priorities

Priority 1: Client Wants

Client Wants is a concept formulated to move away from assumptions about the needs of clients to finding ways of gathering and knowing clients’ actual needs.

Priority 2: Language Capacity

Language Capacity was determined to be more than basic literacy. It includes reading, writing, and oral communication skills, along with life skills, soft skills, and digital and financial literacy in order to enable a person to achieve their career, academic, or personal goals. Language Capacity affects how an individual learns, processes, and comprehends information within the cultural context.

Priority 3: Wrap Around Services

Wrap-Around Services support the process of providing the best quality literacy programs for individuals by directly addressing a need or barrier that the client is facing.

Our Mission

N-ABLE is a network of organizations in the Mid-South with the goal of supporting adults in their pursuit of lifelong learning and literacy.  N-ABLE aspires to and seeks partnerships with orgs that provide supportive educational, social-emotional, vocational, and counseling services.

Our Goal

We want to create a sustainable adult literacy pipeline to better provide and expand resources and services to adults.

We were the people who were not in the papers. 

We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom. 

We lived in the gaps between the stories.

Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale