WHAT IS THE OLN?
Established as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1987, the Ohio Literacy Network (OLN) is an association of organizations and individuals dedicated to helping adults achieve effectively in today's society. OLN's membership is composed of local organizations providing adult literacy services; professionals from education, business and government; literacy volunteers and adult learners; and other concerned citizens.
THE OLN MISSION
- promote public awareness of adult literacy issues and needs,
- function as an advocate for adult learners and organizations,
- serve as a clearinghouse for exchange of literacy information,
- encourage collaborative literacy efforts to maximize the impact of public and private funds available to address literacy needs.
OPERATIONS OF THE OLN
The Ohio Literacy Network is governed by a 33 member Board of Trustees composed of literacy and adult education program personnel, business representatives, adult learners, and government agency representatives. Funding for the Ohio Literacy Network comes from three sources: private and government grants, donations, and membership dues. Grants cover costs for specific functions such as operation of the hotline and VISTA projects. Donations and membership dues underwrite costs for Ohio Literacy Network's newsletters, conferences, advocacy, and general public awareness efforts.
WHEN YOU JOIN, LOOK FOR THESE IN THE MAIL
- The Literacy Communicator, a quarterly newsletter
- OLN Member News, monthly update of literacy related news
- Discounts on OLN conferences and meetings
WHY JOIN THE OLN?
- advocacy for literacy issues
- public awareness initiatives
- production of The Directory of Adult Literacy Programs in Ohio
- the statewide literacy hotline, 1-800-228-READ
- a statewide adult learner support group, Adult Learners for the Future (ALF)
- the VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) Literacy Project
- assistance to new literacy programs
- conferences for literacy professionals and learners
Would you like more information about the OLN?
Do you have questions about the organization?
Please contact us at our office:
Or fill out this form and send in the completed form to the address below
Ohio Literacy Network
1500 West Lane Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43221
OLN Directory Search
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