Learn to Read, Inc.

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Organization Name: Learn to Read, Inc.
Address: 2747 Art Museum Drive #100
City: Jacksonville
State: FL
Zip Code: 32207
Web site: http://www.LTRJAX.org
Contact First Name: Heather
Contact Last Name: Corey
Title: Executive Director
Phone Number: 904-399-8894
E-mail Address: h.corey@LTRJAX.org
Mission Statement: Learn to Read (LTR) is a non-profit, United Way charter agency, accredited by ProLiteracy America, whose mission is to increase literacy awareness and improve adult literacy skills in Duval County through a volunteer based reading program. LTR is an organization that helps adults improve their reading skills. Did you know that in Northeast Florida, more than 20% of our population is functionally illiterate? That means that close to half of the folks living in and around Jacksonville read at or below a 4th-grade reading level. That's where Learn to Read comes in! We provide one-on-one, small-class tutoring, computer lab, literacy classes, English as a Second Language (ESL) and materials FREE of charge to any adult student who wants to learn to read and is not already enrolled in an education program.
Please check your main area(s) of service: Education
Geographic area in which your organization operates: Duval County
Year of Incorporation: 1972
What is your agency's budget size: 100-499k
How many Employees does your organization have: 5
How many Board Members do you have: 12
How many times per year does your board meet: 10
What is the estimated monthly time contribution of your board members: 4 hours
What is your organization's policy about financial contributions of board members?: Any
Minimum Required Amount:
What is the typical board member's term of service: 3 years
Does your agency have Directors & Officers (Board Liability) Insurance: Yes
Do you currently have any CPAs on your board: Yes
Briefly describe the CPAs role as a board member and any other expectations or comments: Our treasurer currently is a CPA and is asked to serve as an advisor and/or assist the organization's financial matters/decisions. ALL MEMBERS: •Make a commitment to the cause of literacy and the mission of the organization •Attend all Board of Directors meetings, activities, special events, and the board retreat •Understand the goals, by-laws, policies, and programs of the organization •Come to board meetings well prepared and well informed about issues on the agenda •Contribute to meetings by expressing a point of view •Chair or actively serve on at least one committee •Assume board leadership roles when asked •Advocate for the organization to individuals and other organizations •Use personal contacts to secure monetary or in-kind contributions •Support the organization through a personal financial contribution •Maintain awareness of national, state, and local concerns in the literacy field •Perform all duties as may be required by the bylaws and policies of LTR


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