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About Us

Mission Statement: 


Our mission is to empower and enrich our community through teaching literacy.

Office Hours: 

Monday:        10:00 - 3:00

Tuesday:        10:00 - 3:00

Wednesday:   10:00 - 3:00

Thursday:      10:00 - 3:00

Friday:           By appointment

If you need to meet outside these hours, please call during office hours to set up an appointment. We are happy to meet you then.

Tutoring also happens outside of these hours. We work with the tutor and student to find a time and a location that works for both.

Our Staff


Executive Director & Program Coordinator: Heather Powell took this position in July of 2018. Heather is a US Army Veteran, holds a BA in Professional and Technical Writing from UALR, and is an AmeriCorps Alum. Heather's passion for service in her community began as a child, serving the underserved in Memphis, TN as she helped her mother in multiple areas. She continued by joining the US Army and serving a mission overseas. More recently, Heather served the Twin Lakes Literacy Council as an Americorps Volunteer, tutoring adults from 2011-2015. Heather left TLLC to become the Training Director for The Adult Learning Alliance in Little Rock, where she trained volunteer tutors across the state, and conducted training workshops in 15 of the AR Department of Corrections to train literate inmates to tutor those who cannot read. She brings an awareness of Adult Education needs in AR to her position with TLLC. She currently serves on a Joint Legislative Committee with other Literacy Council Directors in AR. 


Jessica Ellis, Tutoring Coordinator

Board of Directors

Steve Johnson, Board Chair  

Phil Garner, Vice-Chair

Richard Hester, Secretary 

Chris Kellem, Treasurer  

Becca Martin

Hadi Mazaheri

Jennie Riley

Jaime Smith

Nelda Speaks


Advisors to Board

Lana Ellibee

Penny Ellis

Mary Norgaard

Suzanne Sutherland

Bill Weeks


Ex-Officio Board Member

Heather Powell

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