NEW REPORT: Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Impact Report – Cuyahoga County 2021

Enrollment in Imagination Library is correlated with higher Kindergarten Readiness Scores

NEW OPPORTUNITY: Interested in joining AmeriCorps or having your organization be an AmeriCorps host site?

Check out our Opportunities page here.

About Us

The Literacy Cooperative is an umbrella organization that brings foundations, organizations and people together to find practical solutions to improve literacy. We are mobilizing Northeast Ohio resources to increase reading, math and digital literacy, beginning at birth, so our kids are performing at grade level throughout their educational journey.

We are sharing our research and introducing best practices and pilots that are innovative, interactive, and effective.

The Literacy Cooperative provides oversight and overall strategic coordination currently not being fulfilled by individual providers.

Our support, coordination, and facilitation of adult literacy initiatives are creating pathways that lead to rewarding and life-sustaining careers.


Our mission is to work to advance literacy by raising awareness of the issue, promoting effective public advocacy, and fostering a delivery system with maximum impact on the region.


Our vision is to ensure that all children and adults in Greater Cleveland will reach their highest literacy potential for employment, self-sufficiency and lifelong-learning.


The Literacy Cooperative’s goal is a two-generational approach to address the literacy needs of under-educated, low-skilled parents, and their children to make sure both are prepared for employment, self-sufficiency and life-long learning. The Literacy Cooperative does this by supporting a system of high quality, interconnected and outcomes-oriented service delivery, improving early literacy outcomes, and defining and strengthening pathways to post-secondary education and careers.

The Literacy Cooperative is uniquely qualified to maximize opportunities and provide the literacy leadership needed for real systemic change.


202(2)Gen Summit:

Evolution of Family-Centered Programs

Be a part of the fifth annual event celebrating two-generational (2Gen) approaches in our community! 2Gen approaches build family well-being by intentionally and simultaneously working with children and the adults in their lives together.

Join us as we review the evolution of 2Gen in our community, learn about three programs that are serving families with a 2Gen approach, and network with colleagues.


University Settlement Job and Resource Fair

July 21, 2022, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Bohemian Hall

4939 Broadway Ave

Cleveland OH, 44107

For more information contact:

Sandra Buckner

Workforce Development Manager