Community Partners

Is There a Device for That? Having the “Right Device” for the Job

As practitioners and leaders across the country recognize the importance of digital equity this week for National Digital Inclusion Week, Literacy KC is proud to be an active participant in this conversation and supporter of this movement. We try to tackle all three parts of digital inclusion at our organization: access, devices, and digital literacy [...]

Students of Literacy KC

With 2016 coming to an end and the holiday season in full force, it is common to find yourself reflecting on this past year. The Writers for Readers program, a partnership between UMKC's Creative Writing Program & Literacy KC,  gives our students the opportunity to express themselves in new, exciting, and more imaginative ways all [...]

By | 2016-12-22T20:42:52+00:00 December 16th, 2016|About Literacy KC, Community Partners, Student Stories, Understanding Adult Literacy|Comments Off on Students of Literacy KC

In its Fifth Year, #GivingTuesday is a Day of Global Giving

#GivingTuesday is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and widely recognized shopping events like Black Friday & Cyber Monday. Originally created by the team at the 92nd Street Y -- a cultural center in New York City that has been bringing people together around the values of service and giving back since 1874-- #GivingTuesday connects diverse [...]

By | 2016-11-17T21:43:55+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Announcements, Community Partners, For Volunteers, Special Events, Tips & Trends|Comments Off on In its Fifth Year, #GivingTuesday is a Day of Global Giving

AmeriDay Signals Start of Celebration

                  Happy #AmeriDay from Literacy KC! Literacy KC proudly joins the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) as they recognize this Friday, November 4th, as AmeriDay! AmeriDay marks the launch of a month long celebration honoring the start of service across the country. For those members [...]

By | 2016-11-08T19:00:12+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Announcements, Community Partners|Comments Off on AmeriDay Signals Start of Celebration

Program Overview: Career Online High School

Literacy KC, in partnership with The Kansas City Public Library and Mid-Continent Public Library, is pleased offer a fully accredited, online high school program to selected, qualified adults via Career Online High School (COHS). We offer a small number of scholarships to adult learners 19 years of age and older who apply and meet the criteria [...]

By | 2016-10-27T17:35:54+00:00 July 14th, 2016|Community Partners, Programs & Services|Comments Off on Program Overview: Career Online High School

A Staff Member’s View of Literacy KC

In the past, we sat down with Janice, one of our volunteers, to talk about her involvement with Literacy KC. This time, we sat down with one of our employees, Rachel Henderson, to get a staff perspective on Literacy KC! Rachel Henderson is the Programs Support Coordinator and is responsible for supporting the AmeriCorps VISTA projects and [...]

By | 2016-11-08T19:01:04+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|About Literacy KC, Community Partners, Understanding Adult Literacy|Comments Off on A Staff Member’s View of Literacy KC

VISTA Check-In: Will Orlowski

As the final term of my VISTA service becomes ever more imminent, I find myself tasked with reflecting on my experiences thus far. So much has occurred in my time at Literacy KC, however, that a comprehensive summary would require more space and detail than I think is reasonable. How could I quantify all of [...]

By | 2016-11-08T19:01:58+00:00 June 2nd, 2016|Community Partners|Comments Off on VISTA Check-In: Will Orlowski

Meet Kevin Derohanian

As I settle into week four in my new office here on Armour Blvd, I find myself thinking about how I ended up here and my plans at Literacy KC going forward. Moving to Kansas City from the Tampa, Florida area was not an easy decision to make. After graduating from the University of Connecticut (Go [...]

By | 2016-11-28T18:55:22+00:00 March 17th, 2016|Announcements, Community Partners|2 Comments

How Does Technology Affect Low-Literate Adults?

By Sarah Bell, Ticket to Read Instructor and Google Fellow In the 21st century, it is impossible to talk about literacy without mentioning the digital component. It seems like everything has an online counterpart these days. Most of these provide convenience in our busy lives, such as online banking, bill pay, shopping, Google maps, etc. [...]