Coalition Building and Collaborative Action


Literacy Mid-South is focused on an ambitious vision of 100% literacy across the Mid-South. This cannot be achieved with one organization working on its own. Literacy Mid-South believes in the power of coalition building and collaborative action.

Power of Coalition

  • capacity building
  • networking
  • visibility resources
  • louder voice for advocacy

Collaborative action has organizations, working together, produce results that move communities closer to realizing an established goal.

Qualities of Collaborative Action Results

  • relationships + resources = results
  • determined by constructive, focused conversations
  • specific, observable, and measurable
  • appropriate for this group
  • focused on a purpose that is a step to a community result

Literacy Mid-South facilitates several literacy coalitions aligned to collaborative action across the lifespan of Mid-Southerners. They are:

  • Literacy Mid-South Out-of-School Time Network (LMS OST Network)
  • Network of Adult Basic Literacy and Education (N-ABLE)
  • Early Literacy Consortium (ELC)

Papa, you saved me...

You taught me to read

Markus Zusak, The Book Thief