adult literacy http://ualrpublicradio.org en Arkansas Literacy Councils Awarded Grant http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-literacy-councils-awarded-grant <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">A nearly quarter million dollar grant has been awarded to Arkansas Literacy Councils, Inc. to support its reading program.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Corporation for National and Community Service awarded a one-year AmeriCorps grant of $249,895 to the nonprofit organization in Little Rock to support the Arkansas Reads program.</span></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 14:06:51 +0000 Associated Press 22999 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Literacy Action of Central Arkansas Will Shine A Light On Adult Literacy Efforts http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/literacy-action-central-arkansas-will-shine-light-adult-literacy-efforts The fifth annual Shine a Light on Literacy event will take place Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Governor’s Mansion. Literacy Action of Central Arkansas will host the event and First Lady Ginger Beebe is scheduled to speak. The event will include hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and a silent auction featuring works from local artists and authors. Hannah K. Vogler, event coordinator for Literacy Action, says some unique trips and experiences will also be auctioned. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:02:29 +0000 Sheila Clark 11761 at http://ualrpublicradio.org