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Lcwc presentation 2013

  1. 1. V i s i o n : People discovering better lives through literacy.
  2. 2. M i s s i o n : Our mission is to seek and provide the resources and programs necessary for individuals to achieve literacy.
  3. 3. H i s t o r y : The Literacy Council of Williamson County was incorporated and began operations in 1985 A handful of volunteer tutors served 19 adults the first year. Today, the Literacy Council serves more than 1,000 adults with the assistance of 90 to 110 volunteers.
  4. 4. Tutoring is provided in : ESL (English as a Second Language) - English for non- native English speakers. Basic literacy - for adults who speak English, but are reading below sixth grade. GED preparation in the five subject areas of this high school equivalent degree.
  5. 5. Who is eligible for services? Adults in Williamson County and parts of N/NW Travis County who: are at least 17 years old and not enrolled in school * demonstrate a deficiency in literacy skills and/or lacking a high school diploma. * If you are 17, you must provide school withdrawal papers and your parent(s) must sign your registration application.
  6. 6. Programs Project: Moving Up- The program providing services to adults in the general population who reside in Williamson County and parts of northern Travis County.
  7. 7. Programs Project: Better Chance - A correctional adult education program contracted by Williamson County corrections. Adults served include inmates at the Williamson County Jail, residents at the Central Texas Treatment Center, and adult probationers in Williamson County.
  8. 8. Programs Workplace Literacy - A contracted service offered to Employers at their place of business. The program is designed to teach employees literacy skills necessary to function at work.
  9. 9. Average Score by Race/EthnicityAverage Score by Race/Ethnicity Prose Document Quantitative White No Change No Change Increase Black Increase Increase Increase Hispanic Decrease Decrease No Change Asian/Pacific Islander Increase No Change No Change Change in Literacy 1992 - 2003
  10. 10. Literacy and EarningsLiteracy and Earnings
  11. 11. Williamson County Educational Attainment  One of our many GED Successes
  12. 12. Williamson County Educational Attainment  Quick GED Facts and Stats 1.Some famous GED recipients throughout history Include the founder of Wendy's Restaurants; Dave Thomas; Wally Amos; founder of Famous Amos; Peter Jennings; ABC News anchor man; actor; Christian Slater; Danica Patrick; Indy racecar driver; and comedian; Bill Cosby.
  13. 13. Williamson County Educational Attainment  Quick GED Facts and Stats 2. The average age of people who successfully pass the GED exam is 24.4 years of age.
  14. 14. Williamson County Educational Attainment  Quick GED Facts and Stats 3. The GED test is available in English, Spanish, and French, as well as in large print, Braille, and on audiocassette.
  15. 15. Williamson County Educational Attainment  Quick GED Facts and Stats 4. One out of every seven high school graduates received a GED as opposed to a traditional diploma.
  16. 16. Williamson County Educational Attainment  Quick GED Facts and Stats 5. One out of every 20 college students received their GED instead of the usual high school diploma.
  17. 17. Williamson County Educational Attainment  Quick GED Facts and Stats 6. Just over 70% of all GED recipients had completed at least the 10th grade prior to leaving high school.
  18. 18. Williamson County Educational Attainment  Quick GED Facts and Stats 7. Since its inception in 1942, over 15 million people have taken the GED test.

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