Adult Tutor Training

Saturday, Jan 25, 2020

Can you read this? Many adults in the Mid-South cannot. You can make a difference! With just 2 hours a week for 6 months, you can help teach an adult to read. You’ll meet one on one with an adult at a Memphis Public Library, Germantown or North Mississippi library. Our clients come to us in order to reach a variety of goals. Some may want to be able to get into a High School Equivalency (HiSet) class, help their children with homework, read the Bible, or get a driver’s license.

You’ll attend a one-day training that will go over how our program works, why teaching adults is different than children, and the basics to get you started tutoring an adult basic education learner or English language learner.

Fill out a volunteer application here.

 

Stacy Early

(Stacy, she/her)

Literacy Mid-South | Adult Program Director

Call or Text! 901.201.6157

Literacy Mid-South: Free Books for Ages 13-18

Literacy Mid-South has 15,000 additional young adult books for ages 13-18.

If your organization would like some or all of these books, please contact Kevin Dean at kdean@literacymidsouth.org.

No phone calls, please. These books are available on a first come, first serve basis.

We are now accepting applications for the Partnership Development Manager.  Please read the job description and application instructions very carefully before applying.  Resumes and cover letters that do not fit the application instruction requirements will not be reviewed.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS (PLEASE READ): Please email your resume and cover letter to Kevin Dean, Executive Director at kdean@literacymidsouth.org.  Because this is a literacy organization, we want a cover letter written by you about why you are the ideal candidate, not copied and pasted from a website.  Writing and communication skills are critical to this position.  Please read position qualifications before applying.  Due to the large number of applications, we cannot respond to every inquiry. No phone calls or resume drop offs, please.

 

Title:  Partnership Development Manager                                          Date: 5/8/2014

Schedule: Varies

 

Position Overview:  Reports to the Executive Director, the Partnership Development Manager is responsible for the overall program management of the Smart Memphis Coalition and the annual reading campaigns, and other special projects.  The Partnership Development Manager is responsible for expanding public support for literacy and encouraging businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations to promote and support literacy and education.  The Partnership Development Manager works closely with the Community Initiatives Manager to coordinate Strive Mid-South trainings with Smart Memphis Coalition activities and micro-grants.

 

Hours: 40 Hours / Week

 

Salary: $35,000-$40,000, commensurate with experience

 

Job Summary

 

Responsible for Smart Memphis Coalition meetings, trainings, and related activities

Develops meeting and training topics for Literacy Mid-South Coalition.

Provides ongoing technical support for agencies through coaching, referrals, and workgroups.

Responsible for all grant reporting for Smart Memphis Coalition and community initiatives.

Creates monthly Smart Memphis Coalition newsletter.

With the assistance of the Executive Director and Community Relations Manager, oversees all aspects of Read Across America Month activities and obtains buy-in for activities from Smart Memphis Coalition members.

Provides linkages and referrals between agencies.

Maintains online literacy landscape.

Oversees mini-grants and giveaways.

Actively recruits new Smart Memphis Coalition members.

Prepares program activity reports as necessary.

Participates in professional development activities.

Participates in special events as needed.

Perform other duties and responsibilities as requested.

 

Qualifications

 

  • College degree required, preferably in education, nonprofit administration, or communications related field.
  • 2+ years experience working in a nonprofit setting.
  • 2+ training experience preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs.

 

Kevin Dean
Literacy Mid-South | Executive Director
P.O. Box 111229 | Memphis, TN 38111-1229
Phone: 901.201.6034
kdean@literacymidsouth.org | www.literacymidsouth.org
Twitter: LiteracyMSouth | Facebook: Literacy Mid-South
Text LITERACYMSOUTH to 22828 to join our mailing list!

The Art of Reading

& Book Sale

Benefiting Literacy Mid-South

 

Unique works of art inspired by local artists’ favorite book

More than 5000 new books for sale under $5

Announcement of the 2014 Books of Choice

 

December 13th

6:00 pm-10:00 pm

Germantown Community Theatre

3037 Forest Hill Irene

 

Tickets $25 online/$35 at the door

open bar, hors d’oeuvres, & musical entertainment

(book sale opens to the public Dec. 14th at 9am)

 

Purchase Tickets Here

 

Presented by the Commercial Appeal

and Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, and Berkowitz

Volunteers Needed for 

Gift Wrapping at Booksellers at Laurelwood

Proceeds Benefit Literacy Mid-South

Tuesday, December 17

1:00-4:00pm

3 volunteers needed

Thursday, December 19

10:00am-1:00pm

3 volunteers needed

1:00-4:00pm

1 volunteer needed

Friday, December 20

10:00am-1:00pm

1 volunteer needed

1:00-4:00pm

2 volunteers needed

Saturday, December 21

10:00am-1:00pm

2 volunteers needed

1:00-4:00pm

1 volunteer needed

4:00pm-8:00pm

1 volunteer needed

Sunday, December 22

10:00am-1:00pm

3 volunteers needed

1:00-4:00pm

1 volunteer needed

Monday, December 23

 10:00am-1:00pm

2 volunteers needed

1:00-4:00pm

2 volunteers needed

4:00-8:00pm

3 volunteers needed

Register for one shift or many!

Contact Erica Roberts at eroberts@literacymidsouth.org or 901-327-6000

 Volunteers must be 18 and over.

Volunteer Gift Wrappers Needed For Literacy Mid-South Gift Wrap Station At Booksellers at Laurelwood

 

Friday, November 23rd

3 volunteers per shift

10:00am-1:30pm

1:30pm-4:30pm

4:30pm-8:00pm

Saturday, November 24th

3 volunteers per shift

10:00am-12:30pm

12:30pm-3:00pm

Saturday, December 1st

2 volunteers per shift

10:00am-12:30pm

12:30pm-3:00pm

Saturday, December 15th

2 volunteers per shift

10:00am-12:30pm

12:30pm-3:00pm

Sunday, December 16th

2 volunteer per shift

3:00pm-5:30pm

5:30pm-8:00pm

Friday, December 21st

3 volunteers per shift

10:00am-12:30pm

12:30pm-3:00pm

Saturday, December 22nd

3 volunteers per shift

10:00am-1:30pm

1:30pm-4:30pm

4:30pm-8:00pm

Sunday, December 23rd

3 volunteers per shift

3:00-5:30pm

5:30pm-8:00pm

Monday, December 24th

2 volunteers per shift

10:00am-12:30pm

12:30pm-3:00pm

To participate, contact Erica Nason at enason@literacymidsouth.org

Volunteers 18 and up

Literacy Mid-South’s Smart Memphis Coalition

presents

2012 Literacy Summit


at the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

Featured Speakers Include:

Otha Brandon, Comcast

Bridget Ciaramitaro, Ciaramitaro and Associates

Kevin Dean, Literacy Mid-South

Ashley Harper, Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

Suzanne Horne, Tennessee Literacy Coalition

Marilyn Hughes, Hilton Worldwide

Jeff Rhodin, Tennessee Literacy Coalition

Ernestine Smith, Assisi Foundation

Bob Wallace, Plough Foundation 

Join literacy providers from around the Mid-South, develop new skills and share promising practices. Sessions are designed to provide you with new ideas and hands-on strategies that you can put to work for your program and students. Sessions promise to be interactive and are sure to help expand your knowledge on a variety of topics. Breakfast and lunch provided.

View the schedule of events here

Register Now!

I can’t make it

Please note: The Literacy Summit is for literacy and education providers only.  This includes Adult Basic Education providers, ESL providers, youth education programs, museums, schools, not-for-profit tutoring programs, libraries, and government agencies.  For any questions, please click here.

By registering for this event, you agree to attend and notify Literacy Mid-South of any cancellations within 24 hours of the event. If for any reason the registrant does not attend the training, a $50 materials fee will be due within 10 days after the training date.