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Maryann Manning Family Literacy Center

Listing Last Update: June 3, 2015


EB #127, 901 S. 13th Street
Birmingham, AL 35294-1250

Primary Contact

Lynn Kirkland

(205) 934-8358

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To help my child learn
  • To learn English
  • To improve my math skills

Instruction Type

  • Classroom

Program Overview

The MMFLC honors and continues the work of renowned literacy expert and longtime faculty member, Maryann Manning, Ed.D. The MMFLC housed in the UAB School of Education brings together expertise from many areas of literacy to provide services to children and families, serves as a coordination point for research, and provides a community hub of services to promote a heightened level of literacy for families. The pivotal location and accessibility of resources at UAB positions the MMFLC to better serve families and provide leadership in the region for literacy work. The MMFLC makes an important difference in enhancing and facilitating the national discussion on what works in literacy instruction. Utilizing expanded networks and partnerships and understanding that a literate population improves economic conditions for families and the community, the MMFLC focuses on maximizing educational opportunities for families to improve work and/or college readiness. Vision-Collaborate and support literacy efforts in the community and around the world Mission-Promote an increased level of literacy among constituents through a centricity of resources, research, and services Values-Serve, Innovate, Transform We will serve approximately 100 families per year. Current initiatives: • Children’s Creative Learning Center-summer enrichment for children • Red Mountain Writing Project-affiliate of the National Writing Project • MidSouth Reading/Writing Institute-professional development conference for teachers and parents • Service learning projects • Young Author’s Conference-parents and children, celebrations of Reading • Literacy fairs and festivals at local elementary schools, including book donations for parents and children • Free Community English classes for adult English learners

Hours of operation: 8-5 Monday-Friday

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