The Network of Adult Basic Literacy and Education (N-ABLE) has been working since 2018. Organizations have committed to work together to establish a coherent vision of success, identify essential and common strategies, and create a coordinated adult literacy pipeline to better provide and expand resources and services. N-ABLE believes that by strategically linking organizational efforts and holding each other accountable within a robust continuous improvement process, we can strengthen our practices and ultimately impact community-wide outcomes.

N-ABLE's Mission

N-ABLE is a network of organizations in the Mid-South with the goal of supporting adults in their pursuit of lifelong learning and literacy. N-ABLE aspires to and seeks partnerships with orgs that provide supportive educational, social-emotional, vocational, and counseling services.

N-ABLE's Goal

We want to create a sustainable adult literacy pipeline to better provide and expand resources and services to adults by August 2021.

N-ABLE Partners

Visit: www.ccwtn.org

Following the teachings of Jesus Christ, we provide help to those in need and bring them hope by supporting them on the path from poverty to self-sufficiency.

Catholic Charities of West Tennessee serves people regardless of religious beliefs, socio-economic status or ethnic background. Catholic Charities is not just for the Catholic community, it is from the Catholic community.

Visit: http://www.astepaheadfoundation.org

A Step Ahead Foundation’s goal is and continues to be to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies in Memphis and Shelby County. We have 24 partner clinics, established community partnerships, and collaborative efforts with local agencies and organizations to share our resources to better serve Memphis and Shelby County.

Our mission is to remove the geographic and economic barriers for women to have access to the most effective methods of contraception at no cost to them. When women can plan their lives, plan their future and plan their babies, they are better able to achieve their hopes and dreams.

Visit: www.sucasamemphis.org

Su Casa is a place of safety and connection for both the Latino immigrant community and the broader Memphis community. We offer two main programs: adult English classes and a bilingual, academically excellent, Christian preschool program for 1-4 year olds. Both programs are ways for us to allow our families, parents, children and neighbors to connect organically with the broader community and visa versa. Our theory of change is that when whole families from across our city connect, that is when neighborhoods are lifted, communities are strengthened, and our city becomes its best.

Visit: https://www.mooretech.edu/

The mission of Moore Tech is to provide students with the training and skills necessary to become successful in business and industry. It is the goal of the college to provide students with a working knowledge of the skills needed to enter employment in the program area of their choice.

Visit: https://www.tn.gov/correction

As part of the Public Safety Act of 2016, the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) implemented Day Reporting/Community Resource Centers which serve as alternatives to incarceration by placing eligible participants in structured and intensive outpatient programs. The programs provide resources and services to offenders to assist them as they work towards becoming productive citizens in their communities.

The DRC/CRC is a one-year three-phase program that will assist moderate to high-risk offenders with a substance use issue. In order to be eligible for the program, the participant must be under the supervision of TDOC’s Community Supervision, have at least 2 years left on probation supervision, and/or have substance use concern.

TDOC is mission driven. We want to enhance public safety by changing the way we do business. It is more cost-effective to keep non-violent offenders out of the prison system. It currently costs $79.00 per day to incarcerate an offender versus $41.00 per day for an offender to report to a Day Reporting/Community Resource Center. Our goal is to provide the participants with evidenced-based programming and treatment in an environment where they can continue to be with their families and community.”

Visit: www.clctnedu.org

Collierville Literacy Council is a 30-year-old non-profit adult education center located just off the historic town square of Collierville, TN. We provide 1:1 tutor, group classes and academic counseling for adult students looking to get help with reading, writing and/or math, earn their High School Diploma, or improve their English skills. We offer career counseling and a 12- week Learn to Earn program that helps students improve their soft skills. Please call us at 901-854-0288 and talk to us about your goals!

Visit: https://www.whyhopeworks.org/

Description of HopeWorks: HopeWorks, Inc., provides hope and opportunity through education, spiritual development, and respect for work. By implementing a holistic approach through daily classes and meals, educational training, and spiritual counseling, HopeWorks strives to break the cycle of crime, addiction, and generational poverty that traps so many in our city.

Visit: www.literacymidsouth.org

The mission of Literacy Mid-South is to provide literacy resources for learners of all ages and backgrounds.

Visit: https://repmemphis.org

Here is a program description: Refugee Empowerment Program is an ethnic-community based organization serving refugees and immigrants in Memphis, TN through trauma-informed programs and services designed to facilitate their successful integration into American life and society.

Visit: www.jobs4TN.gov

The American Job Center (AJC)-Greater Memphis Region is a community resource dedicated to improving employment opportunities in Shelby, Fayette, Tipton, and Lauderdale Counties in Tennessee. With multiple locations throughout the Region, the AJC helps match job seekers with local businesses who are hiring, and provides residents with services, training, skills, and education to promote personal growth and professional advancement. The AJC (a proud partner of Workforce MidSouth, Inc.) utilizes Federal funding from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to deliver a variety of services to Adults, Youth and Businesses.

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