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Literacy Council of Tyler
|Name:||Literacy Council of Tyler|
|Address:||1530 Ssw 323 Loop Ste 120 |
|Tyler, TX 75701-2559|
|Report Issued Date:||August 28, 2013|
|Report Expiration Date:||February 26, 2017|
|Original Business Start Date:||October 1990|
|Principal:||Ms Nancy Crawford, Executive Director|
|Customer Contact:||Ms Nancy Crawford, Executive Director - (903) 533-0330 or|
|Type of Business:||Charity - Local, Educational Consultants|
"exists to improve the lives of individuals by eliminating illiteracy through educational services."
This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. This organization meets all those Standards and is a BBB Accredited Charity.
Since it has been shown that adult literacy services are critical for economic development and also for children's success in school, Literacy Council of Tyler provides the following services to adults: Basic Literacy, GED Test Preparation, and English as a Second Language. LCOT enrolls about 2,300 adult students every year and provides services at about 16 different sites in the Smith County area. Instruction is provided at no cost to the adult student, but students do pay a $25 book fee. LCOT has been providing these services since 1990 and has received local, state, and national recognition for its programs. Each new student spends four hours in enrollment. During this time, assessment is completed so that the student and the teacher will know the nature of the educational gaps. Most students are put on a 2-6 week waiting list prior to receiving instruction. Once a student does receive instruction he/she may continue to participate as long as he/she maintains 75% attendance and continues to show progress on a standardized test.
For the year ended December 31, 2011, Literacy Council of Tyler's program expenses were:
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
According to Literacy Council of Tyler's Audited Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2011:
Notes and Comments
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Report as of September 19, 2014 12:00
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