Education : Adult Education Programs and Services

Literacy Action

Changing Lives One Word At A Time

three stars

83.47

231 Peachtree Street, NE Suite M-100
Atlanta, GA 30303
tel: (404) 818-7323   Web Site
EIN: 58-1053728

Board Leadership
Addison Meriwether
Chair

CEO
Kerry McArdle
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.47 three stars
  Financial 81.28 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Literacy Action was created in 1968 with a vision to build a society where parents are able to help their children with homework, workers are prepared to enter the job market and succeed, and families can use education to leverage themselves out of poverty and become self-sufficient.

Today, Literacy Action is the largest community-based literacy agency in Georgia, where professional adult-education teachers provide the full continuum of courses needed by low-income, undereducated adults. Our mission is to build better futures for undereducated adults by teaching life, literacy and work skills that empower them to reach their highest potential.

Literacy Action was created in 1968 with a vision to build a society where parents are able to help their children with homework, workers are prepared to enter the job market and succeed, and families can use education to leverage themselves out of poverty and become self-sufficient.

Today, Literacy Action is the largest community-based literacy agency in Georgia, where professional adult-education teachers provide the full continuum of courses needed by low-income, undereducated adults. Our mission is to build better futures for undereducated adults by teaching life, literacy and work skills that empower them to reach their highest potential.

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Financial

three stars

81.28

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
70.5%
  Administrative Expenses 16.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.45
  Program Expenses Growth 5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Literacy Action on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Literacy Action on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $962,018
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $98,715
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $291,408
Total Contributions $1,352,141
   Program Service Revenue $49,602
Total Primary Revenue $1,401,743
   Other Revenue $-13,958
TOTAL REVENUE $1,387,785
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,500,152
   Administrative Expenses $556,478
   Fundraising Expenses $180,776
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,237,406
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-849,621
   
Net Assets $914,105

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$102,275 4.57% Katherine Boyer Acting Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$66,341 2.96% Kerry Mccardle Former Executive Director

Mission

Literacy Action was created in 1968 with a vision to build a society where parents are able to help their children with homework, workers are prepared to enter the job market and succeed, and families can use education to leverage themselves out of poverty and become self-sufficient.

Today, Literacy Action is the largest community-based literacy agency in Georgia, where professional adult-education teachers provide the full continuum of courses needed by low-income, undereducated adults. Our mission is to build better futures for undereducated adults by teaching life, literacy and work skills that empower them to reach their highest potential.

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Literacy Action (GA) 83.47 three stars
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The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America (NY) 94.34 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Literacy Action
231 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite M-100
Atlanta, GA 30303
tel: (404) 818-7323
EIN: 58-1053728

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Board Leadership

Addison Meriwether
Chair

CEO

Kerry McArdle
Executive Director