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The Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans is a regional adult literacy intermediary founded in 2002 as the result of a community planning process. We are a multi-stakeholder organization whose partners include business, government, education, service providers, faith leaders, advocates and adult learners.
Our mission is to increased adult literacy by supporting existing adult literacy programs and by advocating for increased resources and support for adult literacy initiatives in the greater New Orleans region.
We support organizations that provide adult literacy services:
- We have 20 AmeriCorps teachers and tutors working in 13 programs in 3 parishes.
- We provide professional development and training for literacy providers.
- We annually host a regional GED graduation for over 100 graduates in 3 parishes.
We work to bring more resources for adult literacy into the region:
- We do outreach events and media to educate the public on the importance of literacy.
- We initiate advocacy and public policy activities on issues that affect literacy.
- We help ensure that public documents are written in easy to understand language.
A Literal Fact
Federal funding for adult education is $220/student; compare to Head Start $6000/student; K-12 $6500+ per student; Higher Education $16,000/per student.
Did You Know?
About 25% of adults in our region do not have a high school diploma; about half of those are functioning at the lowest literacy level.
Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans