Flint and Genesee Literacy Network
"The mission of Flint and Genesee Literacy Network is to seek out, convene, align, and build capacity in partners who improve the lives of individuals, children, and families of Flint and Genesee County by radically raising literacy levels."
About Flint and Genesee Literacy Network
Our Guiding Principles
We are a unique umbrella organization of many partners
We work as a passionate ally for our partners and community , identifying gaps in service delivery, supporting program assessments and bringing together the best literacy resources in the county. We develop and mobilize the strengths of our partners.
We support programs that contribute to multi-generational literacy and benefits of literacy across the entire lifespan
We recognize that true literacy comes from building learning skills of successive generations in families. We are fiercely committed to partners who work towards whole-family and long term outcomes over the lifespan of individuals.
Our understanding of literacy is multi-dimensional
We know that increasing literacy levels means strengthening skills related to reading, numeracy, digital technology, workforce readiness, and health and financial acumen. We help our partners address these essential life skills in a collaborative, integrative fashion.
We are committed to equity and inclusion
We address the impact of institutional racism, poverty, and limited access to opportunity in our community. We value all people irrespective of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, language, disability, family background, income, or citizenship. We support programs and partners throughout Genesee County with a purposeful focus on vulnerable learners and areas of greatest need.
We build capacity in our partners, but do not deliver programs
We believe that the best role we can play is to coordinate and mobilize partners that offer program delivery themselves. We offer technical assistance and promote peer-to-peer learning so that our partners can provide the best service possible to the community.
We are fully committed to data-driven assessment of our work
We systematically seek quantifiable and credible proof of the value of our efforts. We help our partners establish outcome targets and strengthen program measurements.
We are a Strategic Investment that maximizes funders’ dollars
We believe that our commitments to alignment and collaboration increase the impacts of all of our funders’ contributions and decrease competition for limited resources.