Our community partners and supporters are organizations, foundations, and businesses that have made a sustained commitment to help improve literacy in our community. We are so grateful for the many ways that they contribute to our programs and operations.
Full Circle Trade and Thrift
TLC is thankful to be a grant recipient of Full Circle Trade & Thrift. Full Circle was envisioned and created as a “closed-loop” model of giving, sharing and receiving, where the community is invited and engaged to serve each other. By donating, shopping and or volunteering at Full Circle you’ll become an integral part of the Full Circle concept. Our next Full Circle month is October 2016 and we are excited to share our month with the Northern Arizona Book Festival.
Transformative Learning Center at the Coconino County Educational Service Agency
We recently began a collaborative parenting education course with the Transformative Learning Center, EmPACT program (pre-school) at Killip Elementary School, Flagstaff Cooperative Preschool, and Flagstaff Unified School District. Participating families receive free preschool and attend a series of parenting and family literacy classes over the course of the school year. TLC is teaching the family literacy lessons.
Coconino County Detention Facility
TLC partners with the local jail to provide a series of classes for incarcerated males focused on employment literacy, general literacy development, and exposure to poetry and other literature.
Coconino Community College Adult Education
Coconino Community College Adult Education offers classes that support or enhance literacy learning. Many classes are available to adult learners wishing to improve their skills in English, technology, and to obtain a GED. CCC regularly refers learners to TLC and vice versa.
Flagstaff Shelter Services
We are starting a literacy program at Flagstaff Shelter Services focused on employment literacy and basic literacy skills. Through this partnership we will also build referrals to TLC, Goodwill, and Coconino Community College.
Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD)
FUSD contracts with TLC to teach English as a Second Language classes at Kinsey Elementary school one night a week throughout the year. This class is open to Kinsey parents and other community members. In addition, TLC volunteers provide teaching assistance for the adult GED program at Killip Elementary School.
Goodwill of Northern Arizona
Goodwill Industries of Northern Arizona is an industry-leading not-for-profit business that turns donations into good jobs, good homes and good neighborhoods, and they provide support for the Literacy Center programs. Goodwill refers learners to TLC and vice versa.
Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
Part of Senior Corps, RSVP is America’s largest volunteer network. Organized locally through the Civic Service Institute at Northern Arizona University, RSVP recruits volunteers for many different programs at TLC.
Sunnyside Neighborhood Association
The Sunnyside Neighborhood Association of Flagstaff provides community-based programs and services to local residents. Their programs and services include providing the neighborhood’s youth with positive opportunities and promoting literacy (including technology) of all residents.
Barefoot Cowgirl Books
Barefoot Cowgirl Books is a warm, light-filled space with new books including fiction and non-fiction books, best-sellers, novels, classics, and history books. This locally owned and run bookstore is in downtown Flagstaff and supports The Literacy Center through fundraising events and publicity at the store.
Bookmans Entertainment Exchange has bought and sold used books, games, movies music and more in our local communities for over 30 years. With 6 locations across the state, they strive to promote literacy, fight censorship, and recycle, reduce, reuse! Bookmans Flagstaff has regular fundraisers and book drives for our Partnership for Literacy Rehabilitation in the jail.
Northern Arizona Book Festival
The Northern Arizona Book Festival partners with TLC to fundraise, organize events, and to raise awareness about literacy and literature in our community. The Book Festival collaborates with many other smaller literary organizations that also support TLC, including Narrow Chimney Reading Series, Barley Rhymes, Poet’s Den, and Flagstaff Poetry Slam.
Other Major Supporters
- Geile Charitable Fund
- Molly and Joseph Herman Foundation
- Raymond Educational Foundation