|  PO BOX 485 Lapeer MI 48446-0485

Family Literacy Center is headquartered in Lapeer, MI, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 38-2642247.  Donations are tax-deductible. It is classified by the IRS as a Educational Organization. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 1991.

(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)

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We have not issued this nonprofit an Finance & Accountability score. This does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, only that we have not reached a conclusion for the following reason:

This organization cannot be evaluated by our Encompass Rating methodology due to only having one year of electronically-filed IRS Form 990 data.

To ensure year-to-year consistency the Encompass Rating System’s Finance & Accountability beacon analyzes the three-year average of some data provided through the IRS 990.
Charity Navigator currently only has one year of consecutive e-filed Forms 990 from the IRS for Family Literacy Center under the EIN: 38-2642247.
Before Charity Navigator can evaluate this organization, Family Literacy Center will need to e-file for additional fiscal years.

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  • The nonprofit is not heavily reliant on individual donors because beneficiaries fund a majority of its costs or it does not receive any private charitable contributions.

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What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

We want to remove barriers for adults in our community related to educational attainment and building basic skills. We want our students to have more independence and the ability to get employment and find family sustaining wage jobs. We want them to become contributing members in our community, to volunteer, to vote, to be involved.

What are your strategies for making this happen?

We train volunteers and have a quality and qualified workforce to support the efforts of our students. This includes providing tutoring services, providing referrals to area resources, and striving to remove barriers that keep people from building independence. We offer one-to-one tutoring, small group tutoring, and supportive services to help students address the problems that might keep them from advancing. We strive to have strong community connections with various organizations, businesses, and individuals to help us help our students.

What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

We are been providing services in our community since 1980. We have a strong and dedicated staff. Many staff members have been with the organization for more than 15 years. We have a large and dedicated volunteer Board of Directors representing various businesses and organizations throughout our community. We work hard to build partnerships with entities that can help us achieve our goals. We have a good central location and strive to assure that we have appropriate funding to support our efforts.

How will your organization know if you are making progress?

We know we are making progress by the individual successes of our students. Each year, we help students earn their GED, enter training or college and get jobs. In 2019 alone, we helped 54 students get their GED. That represents 54 lives changed forever.

What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

Our accomplishments are based directly on our students accomplishments. When they succeed, we succeed. Our program continues to grow and develop. We establish more partnership and have more people working for the cause. We want to continue the progress we are making. We want to reach more people in our community and help them remove these basic barriers that keep them from success.


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