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Last modified: July 19, 2009, 1:21 AM
The Literacy Coalition's mission is
"to advance literacy in Broward County," Florida. We are a network of literacy providers, volunteers, businesses, social service agencies, advocates and individuals concerned with raising literacy rates in our County, located in South Florida.
Our main activities to advance literacy include: information and referral, recruitment of students and tutors, networking and collaboration,raising the profile of literacy through PR and events, identifying gaps in services in the community, putting literacy on the public agenda. We also operate a Reach Out and Read (ROR) early pediatric and family literacy program that serves children in poverty at medical clinics in the County. ROR provides free books, volunteer readers and dr. training to give parents literacy referrals during well-child pediatric visits for children aged 6 mos. to 5 years.