Five literacy organizations in Tucson, Arizona—The Literacy for Life Coalition, Literacy Volunteers of Tucson, Reach Out and Read Southern Arizona, Reading Seed and Stories that Soar—merged to become a powerful champion of literacy in all its forms. Separately, each organization operated on a small budget with limited staff and administrative systems. Together the merged organizations, now named Literacy Connects, have developed robust systems and processes, have reduced overall administrative expenses, serve as a powerful advocate for literacy projects in the region, and offer integrated programming in the promotion of literacy from birth through adulthood. The Lodestar Foundation provided funding for the merger.
Grant Amount: $6,375
Year Granted: 2012
Grantee: Literacy Connects
Location: AZ - Arizona
Grantee Website: Literacy Connects