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Literacy teachers and adult students work together to improve literacy in the metro. (Community Literacy Centers / provided)

Local nonprofit and libraries work to improve adult literacy

Local nonprofit and libraries work to improve adult literacy

“Once they figure out that those things aren’t going to happen, that people aren’t going to make fun of them, that the people in their class are there to support them, it’s amazing how well they will do and how they can learn,” O’Dell said.

Cheri Fuller poses for a photo with boxes of letters and books to be sent to children of parents who are incarcerated at the Oklahoma Messages Project in Edmond, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Oklahoma organization delivers special Christmas messages to children of inmates

Oklahoma Messages Project videotapes incarcerated parents reading books to their children.

Zoe Anderson reads for Blair Lanning, volunteer coordinator at Opportunities Industrialization Center, in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Local organizations help adults learn to read

Volunteers and employees of local literacy organizations band together to put an end to adult illiteracy.

Read instrument

She founded the Oklahoma City Metro Literacy Coalition, which helps adults and children alike improve their reading skills. Its participants vary wildly in age. “I had a 69-year-old grandma call me last week, looking for help on statistics,” Surbeck said. She said the coalition’s purpose is getting people aid they need through their database of

Back in black

For rockers Gooding, life as touring musicians isn’t just about the sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll. It’s also about financial literacy. Wait, what? “Isn’t it the least rock ’n’ roll thing in the world? Shouldn’t I be carrying around a guitar and a bottle of Jack?” said Gooding, guitarist/singer and unimonikered namesake of the

Building Liberia’s library

Evelyn Phyffer, among the key organizers of the collection, said during a trip to Liberia, she saw firsthand the republic’s desperate need for books for children, medical students and seminary students. “Teachers in Liberia use the chalk-and-talk method,” she said. “They have to write all their lessons on a chalkboard because students do not have

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