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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


Heather Powell, Executive Director & Program Coordinator


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

Ed Toscano


Advisors to Board

Lana Ellibee

Penny Ellis

Mary Norgaard

Suzanne Sutherland

Bill Weeks


Ex-Officio Board Member

Heather Powell


From left is Chris Kellem, Richard Hester, Steve Johnson, Barbara Leigh Kaplan, Jennie Riley, Hadi Mazaheri, Jaren Beavers.  In the front Row is Ed Toscano, Bruce Langley, and Heather Powell.

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