In our search for promising community partnerships, we found several besides the twelve now profiled on this site. We have included mini-profiles for six of these communities. They are located in: Tucson, Arizona; Indianapolis, Indiana; Durham, North Carolina; Greensboro, North Carolina; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Austin, Texas.
The mini-profiles provide a brief description of the partnership, based on information submitted by the community and obtained through telephone interviews, e-mail exchanges, and Internet research. Although not as detailed as the Partnership Profiles, these sketches highlight promising practices and offer supplemental materials and contact information.
Pima College Adult Education and its partners serve more than 7,000 adult learners yearly, providing comprehensive adult and family literacy services in a variety of sites across Pima County.
Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana and its partners provide comprehensive education and job training services to adult learners and youth across central Indiana.
The Greensboro Public Library and its partners formed Community of Readers, a literacy coalition, to provide literacy services, career counseling, and computer instruction to adult learners and to raise community awareness of literacy issues and needs.
The Literacy Center is a community-based volunteer organization that provides literacy services to adults, families, and children in partnership with other community organizations and in a variety of sites across the city.
The Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council provides literacy services to adults and families by working with a broad cross-section of community partners.
The Skillpoint Alliance is a non-profit organization uniting industry, education, and the community to provide education, workplace literacy and preparation, computer instruction, and customized industry-based training to the emerging, transitional, and incumbent workforce in central Texas.