With leadership from the Minnesota Literacy Council and the St. Paul Community Literacy Consortium, the first six months of the project will involve development of consumer Learning Plans that will be used in over 60 community locations around the country during the following 24 months of the project. The Basic Computer Digital Literacy Standards recently developed through SPCLC will be integrated into the plans. In addition, the project will recruit and train numerous volunteer tutors to work with populations using the learning plans, utilizing a learning plan developed by ProLiteracy Worldwide.
During implementation, trained volunteers and staff will implement the learning plans at four workforce centers (two in the Twin Cities and two in Greater Minnesota), as well as a community-based non-profit and a public housing complex. Minnesota partners include Minnesota Workforce Centers in Ramsey County, Minneapolis South, Mankato, and New Ulm; Minneapolis ABE, McDonough Public Housing (St. Paul), and Project for Pride in Living.