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The Link of Cullman County

Listing Last Update: October 18, 2017

Location

708 9th Street SE
Cullman, AL 35055
www.linkingcullman.org

Primary Contact

Reginnia Roat

(256) 775-0028

reginniaroat@linkingcullman.org

Educational services

  • Reading and writing
  • To help my child learn
  • English language
  • Math
  • How to use Computers/Technology
  • Volunteer at a Program
  • Information about the GED Test
  • Other

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer

Program Overview

The Link of Cullman County supports literacy needs for children and adults in our local community. Since 2012, we have been providing one-on-one coaching for adults to learn how to read and write. We have served immigrants in our local area with English as a Second Language classes, both beginner and advanced. As well as, tutoring GED students, as we are a host site to Wallace State Community College's GED program.

For youth we provide Summer Enrichment programs for children ages 0-18 in May and June, we provide pre-kindergarten Boot Camps across our county for two weeks in July, then we recruit volunteers to mentor students in our elementary schools (K-5th grade) during the academic year. We also provide one-on-one tutoring after school for children in need.

If you are looking for a place that will meet you where you are and help you set goals to further your education, contact us today!

Mission Statement

The Link of Cullman County is a faith-based non-profit working to break the cycle of poverty through encouragement, education and employability training.

Hours of operation: 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

Chris Keel is a single dad raising a his preteen daughter, Lexi. Early in 2017 he was discouraged, realizing Lexi's grades weren't where they needed to be. He would need to make time to meet with his daughter Lexi's teachers, yet again. Lexi was struggling so much that the school recommended testing for special needs. Chris really felt Lexi just needed some extra help academically but so far nothing he had tried was working.

During this time Chris was on the contractor's team working to complete renovations on our The Community Place. As he worked on the building and interacted with staff, he was learning new things about The Link everyday but had no idea that one of our programs included after-school tutoring. As Chris shared his concerns about his daughter's grades, he was excited to learn that help could be provided at The Link. Lexi was matched with Lacey, a high school student already volunteering at The Link in many capacities including after school tutoring. They experienced an immediate connection and developed a great tutor/student rapport. Lexi's grades soon improved and Chris and Lexi's frustrations over school began to subside. Now in a new school year, Lexi continues to gain both skills and confidence as she and Lacey meet each week.

Program’s Demographics/Metrics

In 2016 we served 14 adults through adult literacy coaching, 20 adults in the English as a Second Language program (ESL), 45 children in the Kindergarten Readiness Program in 3 locations, and 256 students in 8 schools through the Volunteers in Public Schools program. This summer, 2017, we served 30 children in the Summer Enrichment program and 75 students in the Kindergarten Readiness program in 4 locations, along with 35 of their parents.

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Program Status:
Active