Holiday Hours and Key Dates

The Literacy Center’s Spring Break will be from Monday, March 12 – Friday, March 16.

The Literacy Center will be closed on the following days:

Good Friday – Friday, March 30
Memorial Day – Monday, May 28

Last Day of the 2017-2018 Semester is Thursday, June 28

Graduation Date – TBA



Support Literacy with Panera Bread on November 14!

Join us on November 14th from 4-8 pm at Panera Bread on 78th and Dodge. Panera will donate 20% of the night’s sales to the Literacy Center of the Midlands!

Show a paper or digital copy of this flyer when you check out so that your meal will count!

Panera Bread is located at 7825 Dodge St nest door to Natural Grocers.

Celebrate Literacy on September 12th with Half-Price Books!

September 12th is Benefit Literacy Day and Half-Price Books in Omaha is celebrating by donating 5% of their sales from this day to the Literacy Center.

You can support the Literacy Center by visiting Half-Price Books on September 12th and buying your new favorite or an old classic. They also sell records, comics, movies, and children’s books. Learn more about Benefit Literacy Day and why Half-Price supports organizations like the Literacy Center here.

Half-Price Books is located at 12355 West Center Road, Omaha, NE 68144.

Community First Award Finalist!

The Literacy Center has been selected as a finalist for First National Bank’s Community First Awards for our contributions toward making Omaha a successful community!

We have a chance to receive a $10,000 cash donation – but we need your help. You can help us win by voting for us now and every day through September 8th. Let your friends and family members know too!

If we win the 2017 Community First Awards, our organization would use the $10,000 to develop a professional resource library for teachers, tutors and staff which will include educational texts and DVD’s to aid in the development and understanding of literacy skills. Additionally, we would be able to provide professional development to staff, teachers and tutors.

Vote Here!

Thank you for your support.

Downtown Rotary Grants Literacy Center $2,000 for Bus Passes

Yesterday the Downtown Rotary Club awarded $2,000 to the Literacy Center to fund bus passes for students. Transportation is often a barrier for students to attend classes at the Literacy Center. Many students do not have access to reliable transportation and must rely on public transportation to attend classes, the cost of which can be prohibitive. The Literacy Center provides free bus and Moby passes to students to help remove this barrier.

Thank you, Rotary Club, for investing in the education of adults in our community!

Make a Difference!

You can make a difference in someone’s life! The Literacy Center is looking for volunteer classroom instructors. For more information, call Pierre or Layla at (402)342-7323 and check out available classes in this flyer.

To learn more about volunteering at the Literacy Center check out our Get Involved page and fill out an application today!

Literacy Center Awarded $10,000 Grant from Dollar General Literacy Foundation

This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded The Literacy Center a $10,000 grant to support adult literacy.

“As an adult, stepping up to commit to improving your life through education takes courage, hope and support,” said Linda Butkus, the Literacy Center’s CEO. “All of us at the Literacy Center are grateful to Dollar General for their support in helping adults master the essential literacy skills needed for life.”

With the help of this grant, the Literacy Center can provide adults with the support needed to gain essential education and employment skills. Low-level reading and math abilities are the common thread of poverty, incarceration and high dropout rates in schools. They are also a barrier to understanding basic health, financial and consumer issues. At the Literacy Center, students are actively engaged in planning a pathway that helps them reach their educational and career goals.

“Dollar General is excited to provide these organizations with funding to support literacy and education throughout the 44 states we serve,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “Providing these grants and supporting the communities we call home reflects our mission of Serving Others and it’s rewarding to see the impact these funds have.”

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $135 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 8.6 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. This local grant award is part of more than $7.5 million in grants awarded to nearly 900 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 44 states that Dollar General serves.

CRAVE Benefit 5K

Join us on July 9, 2017 for a 5K run/walk to benefit the Literacy Center!

CRAVE Restaurant is partnering with four local organizations – The Brian Slobotski Foundation, The International Association of Firefighters Charity Foundation, The Literacy Center, and Youth Emergency Services to put on a 5K charity run through midtown! All four organizations will benefit equally from the proceeds.

The race begins at 9:00am. CRAVE is the start and end point and is also providing free appetizers to all runners. 

Register here for only $15!