In January 2011, the Liberian Literacy Foundation partnered with One Moore Book to raise awareness of our Liberian Books Project and illiteracy in developing countries. One Moore Book publishes culturally specific stories for children of countries with low literacy rates. Visit the One Moore Book website for more information at www.onemoorebook.com
Alibris Alibris—one of the worlds largest online sellers of used and rare books.Alibris has distribution agreements with Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders and other major booksellers.As a partner of the Liberian Books Project Alibris was asked to fulfill the following roles:
Pick-up donated books from each state
Facilitate the sale of all Tier II books through its online bookstore—Alibris.com
Cover the cost of shipping purchased books to each customer.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., the nation’s oldest sorority founded in 1908, was a key partner in the launch of the Liberian Literacy Foundation’s “A Million Books for a Million Lives” Campaign on October 21st, 2007 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.The event kicked-off the mobilization of Alpha Kappa Alpha’s 200,000 plus members at more than 900 locations in support of this campaign to electrify Liberian schools.It continues Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s, long history of support to Liberia’s educational development.
Please visit our friends at Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. Founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965 and incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs in 1993, VISTA has been on the front lines in the fight against poverty in America for more than 40 years.
What VISTA Members Do
VISTA members commit to serve full-time for a year at a nonprofit organization or local government agency, working to fight illiteracy, improve health services, create businesses, strengthen community groups, and much more. With passion, commitment, and hard work, volunteers create or expand programs designed to bring individuals and communities out of poverty.
AmeriCorps provided 25 Vista volunteers June-August 2009 to coordinate the Campus Set-up and expand the Liberian Books Project to 1,200 campuses.
Aztec Software is a leading developer of computerized learning tools.With more than 28 years of success, Aztec’s Software Learning System has enabled thousands of students to achieve their academic goals and become valuable members of society. Software developed by Aztec support learners in the areas of K-12th grade levels, General Education Development (GED), English as a Second Language, financial literacy and basic literacy. The Liberian Books Project employs Aztec’s Learning System—a unique method of Assess-Test-Learn-Practice-Test (ATLPT) to ensure the consistency and quality of each learner’s experience.
Aztec Software donates up to $1 Million in matching software support,
Aztec Software Learning System to train more than 1,200 literacy volunteers,
Provides technical support of Aztec Software in 1,200 literacy centers in Liberia.
Bergey WindPower Co.
Bergey Windpower Co. is one of the world’s leading suppliers of small wind turbines.With 30 years experience, installations in all 50 states and more than 100 countries, Bergey Windpower’s turbines are being employed to electrify literacy centers throughout Liberia as a partner in the Liberian Books Project.Turbines manufactured by Bergey Windpower require an average wind speed of 6 miles per hour to operate efficiently.Liberia’s average wind speed approaches 13 miles per hour, making wind turbines an ideal source of electricity for remote schools in Liberia.
Provides wind turbines and solar power systems which deliver renewable electricity to remote literacy centers in Liberia.
The Hush House
The Hush House is a Detroit based community organization of educators and advocates who are committed to global community building as it relates to social, education, economic, and environmental justice.The Hush House was recognized by Wayne State University as the 2008 Martin Luther King Jr. Award recipient for the work they do in the Detroit community.Their services include programs of assistance to persons returning to the community from incarceration, leadership development training for human rights, and nutrition and healthy living workshops through community gardens.Through the partnership with the Hush House two college professors from Wayne State University and Eastern Michigan University will travel to Liberia to work with Liberian universities to help build Liberia’s capacity as it relates to social, education, economic, and environmental justice.
Ministry of Education--Republic of Liberia
The Liberian Ministry of Education supports the Liberian Literacy Foundation's implementation of the Liberian Books Project in Liberia by:
Providing access to Liberian schools in the greatest need,
Coordinating the phased deployment of electricity generators to Liberian schools,
Participation in the selection of teachers to participate in the Teacher Training Scholarship Program.
Pro-Literacy Detroit—the Detroit Chapter of Pro-Literacy International, is a nonprofit organization that has served Michigan residents for more than 25 years. Pro-Literacy Detroit makes basic literacy services more accessible by utilizing print, electronic media, and the Internet. Trained tutors are available to tutor learners at community centers, churches, libraries, schools, and in the workplace. The goal is to make literacy services available and convenient to learners. Pro-Literacy Detroit has trained over 6,000 volunteer tutors, and assisted over 11,000 learners.In the metro Detroit area, more than 400 volunteers provide 56,000 hours of service annually.
Certifies 1,200 volunteers as literacy tutors to aid learners in local communities,
Provides Workshop Leaders to develop literacy trainers in Liberia.
McGuire Woods LLP McGuire Woods LLP—With approximately 900 lawyers and 17 strategically located offices worldwide, McGuireWoods uses client-focused teams to serve public, private, government and nonprofit clients from many industries including automotive, energy resources, health care, technology and transportation, thus meeting clients’ needs from virtually any area of law. At McGuireWoods, we have one thing on our minds – serving clients. Our commitment to providing them with quality work and personalized service has allowed us to become one of the most client-centric law firms in the country. We deliver exceptional value, use technology to provide effective and efficient legal solutions and employ a diverse workforce to bring real-world and innovative perspectives to meet our clients’ needs.
Provided pro bono legal services to facilitate the Liberian Books Project
The first US university to embrace the Liberian Books Project as a pilot project,
Collected more than 1,000 used textbooks as a service learning activity,
Created one scholarship for a Liberian student,
Provided one volunteer from the campus community as a certified literacy tutor.
Learn more about Wayne State University: 13 schools and colleges that offer more than 350 major subject areas 33,000 graduate and undergraduate students 203 acre campus Six extension centers in the metropolitan area
Partners in the community
The Liberian Literacy Foundation extends the mission of the Liberian Books Project to local communities throughout the United States in partnership with the Liberian Association of Michigan, other locally based Liberian communities and friends of Liberia.