Dana’s Story


The volunteer tutors of OLC are the heartbeat of our mission, doing the incredible work week in and week out of opening the world of words to low-literate friends. In 2016, OLC volunteers contributed almost 5,000 hours of service to the community.

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Christmas in May

Christmas is an idyllic season, set apart by an increased generosity of spirit and selflessness.

(Please, kindly, for the remainder of this post, ignore the greed and selfishness displayed in what has become the most consumeristic of seasons. Less Scrooge. More George Bailey and St. Nick.)

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Give Ozarks Day

The outlook is quite brilliant for the fateful ninth this May

where all the dreamers and doers are coming out to play.

The Community Foundation, with the help of BKD,

have challenged all the non-profits, “Raise money creatively! Read More »Give Ozarks Day

Born to Read

George Brett was born to hit.

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John were born to hand jive.

Both Christopher McDougall and Bruce Springsteen were born to run.

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