ERIC Number: ED362227
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-May-24
Developing Partnerships for Adult Literacy Training: College/Community Cooperation.
Flores, Agnes L.; And Others
The Corpus Christi Literacy Council (CCLC) is an independent, non-profit educational organization operating through joint partnership and grant activities with Del Mar College (DMC) and community and government organizations in the Corpus Christi (Texas) area. The major purposes of the council are to establish comprehensive reading programs for illiterate and functionally illiterate adults and to identify, support, and expand other local literacy projects. Among CCLC programs are one-on-one tutoring services; Project Advance, which provides classes in conversational English and basic literacy; the MicroRead Program which offers computer-assisted and classroom instruction at DMC's West Campus; satellite literacy programs; a computer-assisted literacy lab; and tutor-training for other agencies. In its 6 years of operation, the CCLC has served a total of 1,949 students, and certified 1,173 volunteer tutors. Among the agencies and organizations which have undertaken joint/partnership grant efforts with CCLC are DMC; a workforce development corporation; the local housing authority; and public libraries. In creating such partnerships, it is important to block out individual and joint responsibilities, engage in careful and detailed planning, and obtain necessary funding. Brief descriptions of CCLC's joint projects; a sample Project Design Chart; information on writing and monitoring partnership grants; pie charts indicating CCLC funding sources and expenditures; and a detailed description of DMC's Computer Assisted Learning Laboratory are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Agency Cooperation, Agency Role, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Educational Cooperation, Grantsmanship, Labor Force Development, Literacy Education, Program Descriptions, School Community Relationship, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Corpus Christi Literacy Council, TX.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Conference of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development on Teaching Excellence and Conference of Administrators (15th, Austin, TX, May 23-29, 1993).