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Literacy Link of Northwest Florida

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Literacy Link is a coalition created by WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast, to connect community members in Northwest Florida with local literacy organizations. Please submit your organization to be a part of the directory to help strengthen literacy in Northwest Florida.

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Raising Readers
WSRE is proud to be one of 20 PBS stations in the United States selected to host the PBS KIDS Raising Readers initiative. The PBS KIDS Raising Readers initiative uses research-based, innovative television programs and related multi-media content to help meet the critical literacy needs of children ages 2-8, from low income families. A unique 360 degree approach to learning surrounds families, caregivers, teachers and parents with ready-to-use literacy resources and supports at home, in school and in the community. The initiative harnesses the power of the media to enhance early literacy skills using content from PBS KIDS shows as a springboard for quality learning.

Integrated resources include:

PBS KIDS Television Programs - Sesame Street, Between the Lions, Super WHY!, WordWorld, Martha Speaks, The Electric Company and WordWorld

Online professional development courses for childcare providers

PBS KIDS Island - A stimulating, interactive reading web site for kids, parents, teachers, caregivers

PBS KIDS Raising Readers Library Corners

Super WHY! Summer reading camps

Martha Speaks Reading Buddies Program

WSRE Literacy Link, a coalition designed to bring community literacy organizations together

Community outreach activities and events

The national project is funded by U.S. Department of Education's Ready To Learn grant with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS, and the Ready to Learn Partnership.

For more information: http://pbskids.org/read/about/  or  wsre.org/RaisingReaders.

Organization Directory ( A - Z )

Organization Name: Adult and Community Education
Address: 129 N. Merritt Street
City: Pensacola
State: Florida
Zip Code: 32507
Contact Name: Lydia Henderson
Contact Title:

Literacy Coordinator

Phone Number: 850.453.7462
Email: lhenderson@escambia.k12.fl.us
Website: http://career.escambia.k12.fl.us/JudyAndrews
Mission/Vision:

Adult Education

Populations Served: Adults and Families
Signature Programs and Events (please include dates): Adult Basic Education Ged Prep Adult High School Diploma ESOL Family Literacy Career Express Bus Reading Fairs TABE Testing Florida Ready to Work

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Organization Name: Early Learning Coalition of Escambia County
Address: 3636 D North L Street Suite A
City: Pensacola
State: FL
Zip Code: 32505
Contact Name: Vicki Pugh
Contact Title: Professional Development Coordinator
Phone Number: 850.595.5401
Email: vpugh@elcescambia.org
Website: www.elcescambia.org
Mission/Vision:

Every Child Will Enter School Ready to Learn

Populations Served: Children in Escambia County Birth - 8
Signature Programs and Events (please include dates): School Readiness
Voluntary PreK (VPK)
Imagination Library
ChildCare
Resource & Referral

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Organization Name: Friends of the Southwest Branch Library Foundation, Inc.
Address: 12248 Gulf Beach Hwy
City: Pensacola
State: FL
Zip Code: 32507
Contact Name: Cathy Ingram
Contact Title: President
Phone Number: 850.453.7780
Email: cathy99@cox.net
Website: www.cityofpensacola.com/library/friends.asp
Mission/Vision:

Support the Southwest Branch Library through fund raising and volunteerism, thus contributing to increasing the level of literacy in the southwest portion of Escamiba County

Populations Served: Southwest portion of Escambia County all ages
Signature Programs and Events (please include dates): READ to Dogs - Fourth Saturday, Monthly
American Girl Book Club - Second Saturday, Monthy
Annual Art/Poetry Contest - April
Summer Reading Program at Big Lagoon State Park (part of West Florida Public System) - Wednesdays at 1PM, June & July
Friends Quarterly Meetings - Second Mondays in January, April, July, October - October 12 guest Karl R. Studenroth, Jr. founder of NWFL Environmental Conservancy
Buy-A-Brick Fundraiser-ongoing

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Organization Name: Learn To Read of NW Florida INC.
Address: 3300 North Pace Blvd Suite 324
City: Pensacola
State: Florida
Zip Code: 32505
Contact Name: Susan Brak
Contact Title:

Program Director

Phone Number: 850.432.4347
Email: ltrfl@bellsouth.net
Website: www.learntoreadnwf.org
Mission/Vision:

One on one tutor instruction for adults with limited literacy skills

Populations Served: Basic Literacy/ESL
Signature Programs and Events (please include dates): Tutor training workshop, April 23 & 30 Chalk It Up! Sidewalk Art Festival, May 7& 8

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Organization Name: United Way of Escambia Financial Stability Coalition
Address: 1301 W. Government St.
City: Pensacola
State: Florida
Zip Code: 32502
Contact Name: Susan Senkarik
Marsha Williams
Contact Title:

Director of Community Impact

Phone Number: 850.444.7124
Email: susan@unitedwayescambia.org
marsha@unitedwayescambia.org
Website: www.escambiafinancialstability.com
Mission/Vision:

To help area residents improve their financial condition and shape their financial future

Populations Served: Open to all residents
Signature Programs and Events (please include dates): Free Income Tax Preparation (VITA)for low-moderate income families: January - April Results for tax year 2008- volunteers prepared 1200 tax returns with and impact of $1.4 million in tax refunds and tax preparer savings Real Money Basics Workshops- total of six hours, nuts and bolts of basic personal financial literacy- topics include goal setting, budget, how to identify wants vs needs, banking relationships, credit and credit repair and low cost nutritious cooking. Free. Generally two classes per week, seating is limited, and reservations are required.

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Organization Name: Reading Is Fundamental of Pensacola
Address: 30 E. Texar Drive
City: Pensacola
State: Florida
Zip Code: 32503
Contact Name: Elaine Weaver Sites
Contact Title:

Chairperson

Phone Number: 850.456.1393
Email: easites@aol.com
Website:  
Mission/Vision:

Service/Goals: To provide children with access to a variety of high quality books for ownership at no cost to them; To help children develop literary tastes and learn from their book choices; To link books and reading with fun, literacy-related activities designed to actively engage children; To motivate children to read and improve their attitudes towards reading

Populations Served: About 2000 students of schools qualifying for 50% free/reduced lunches
Signature Programs and Events (please include dates): 2009-10 schools and distribution dates:
Scenic Heights El. 9/16, 11/19, 1/14
Myrtle Grove El. 9/18, 11/18, 1/15
McArthur El. 9/24, 11/20, 1/28
Hallmark El. 9/29, 11/9, 1/25

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Organization Name: West Florida Public Library
Address: 200 W. Gregory St.
City: Pensacola
State: Florida
Zip Code: 32502
Contact Name: Rachel Wallace
Contact Title: Children's Coordinator
Phone Number: (850) 436-5060
Email: rwallace@ci.pensacola.fl.us
Website: www.cityofpensacola.com/library
Mission/Vision: Providing library services to children and adults of Escambia County
Populations Served: Citizens of Escambia County
Signature Programs and Events (please include dates): Children's Services of West Florida Public Library provides reading and listening materials to the citizens of Escambia County along with fun and educational programs for children of all ages. All programs are free.

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Organization Name: WSRE
Address: 1000 College Blvd
City: Pensacola
State: Florida
Zip Code: 32504
Contact Name: Jill Hubbs
Contact Title:

Director, Education, Outreach & Content

Phone Number: 850.484.1200
Email: jhubbs@wsre.org
Website: www.wsre.org
Mission/Vision:

Vision: WSRE will positively influence the daily lives of all on the Gulf Coast through broadcast programming and educational outreach services that encourage us to engage more deeply in the world around us.

Mission: The mission of WSRE is to open doors to a larger world with quality programming and educational outreach services for every person on the Gulf Coast who desires to be more educated, informed and entertained. WSRE helps people make informed decisions with a better understanding of the community and world in which they live. WSRE brings forth culture and ideas that enhance the quality of life and promote the joy of discovery and learning.
Populations Served: Lifelong learners of all ages in the Gulf Coast area.
Signature Programs and Events (please include dates): Various events throughout the year, please continue to check wsre.org for details.

 

 




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