In order to achieve this goal, each institution will:
• Participate in joint program development as appropriate to meet workforce and literacy education needs.
• Provide support that helps adult learners overcome both academic and non-academic barriers.
• Share marketing efforts.
• Share expertise to better serve Cuyahoga, Lorain, and Summit counties and the region.
The Literacy Cooperative convenes adult education providers, employers, literacy funders, and providers of targeted populations and subgroups to understand the literacy issues and bring consensus and solutions to address their needs; develop and evaluate shared measures; provide continuous communications among partners regarding promising practices and evidence-based curricula; and reinforce and advocate for activities to advance literacy levels in our community including outreach and marketing.