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John A. Logan College Literacy Director
John A. Logan College Literacy Program offers free assistance for adults and families who want to improve their basic reading, writing, math, and computer skills.  Services are also offered for adults and families who want to improve their English as a second language skills.

The literacy program is funded by state and federal grants offered through the Illinois Secretary of State's Literacy Office, the Illinois State Board of Education, and the Illinois Department of Human Services.
The Dollar General Store's Literacy Foundation and individual donations provide private funding.

Local support is provided by the Greater Marion Area United Way, the United Way of Southern
Illinois, local civic and church organizations, and individual contributions.

Adult learners set their own goals and direct their own individualized learning programs.


Read newspapers

Fill out applications

Prepare for GED classes

Read the Bible

Improve arithmetic skills

Read health-related materials

Solve problems

Read work-related material

Write letters

Help children with homework

Use computers for instruction

Literacy coordinators provide literacy services in six communities.  Volunteers are trained to provide one-to-one instruction or to assist in literacy-level classrooms or small groups.

Tutoring one-to-one

Leading small groups

Assisting classroom instructors

Helping families

Organizing special events

Training other volunteers


Doing office work

Raising funds

Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc. (LVA),  is a not-for-profit organization, operated by professionals, that delivers services through a network of more than 50,000 volunteers nationwide.  John A. Logan College is an Illinois affiliate of the LVA.

United Way of southern Illinois is an umbrella organization to cover the needs of Southern Illinois as a whole and to provide an avenue for the local United Ways to effectively work together.  United Way assists local agencies to provide better neighborhoods, to nurture children, to provide better mental health, to reduce family violence, to improve health, to build stronger families, to nurture seniors, to build successful youth, and to increase independence for persons with disabilities.

The Greater Marion Area United Way and United Way of Southern Illinois support the Marion Family Learning Center, a project of the John A. Logan College Literacy Program.


     Mabel Hayes
     John A. Logan College
     700 Logan College Road
     Carterville, IL  62918
     (618) 985-3741, Ext. 8414

     Marti Crothers
     JALC Literacy
     1500 Grace Street
     Murphysboro, IL  62966
     (618) 565-8007

     Stachia Cullers
     Family Learning Center
     1604 N. State Street
     Marion, IL  62959
     (618) 997-1991

     Sherry DeAngelo
     JALC Literacy
     1010 North 5th Street
     Herrin, IL  62948
     (618) 988-1864

     Kathy Etters
     John A. Logan College
     West Frankfort Extension Center
     PO Box 400
     West Frankfort, IL  62896

     Betty Harris
     John A. Logan College
     Du Quoin Extension Center
     72 Southtown Shopping Center
     Du Quoin, IL  62832

John A. Logan College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, or gender.
Last updated  2008/09/28 09:59:52 PDT