Skip to main content


Tamales for Tutoring! A Delicious Way to Support Literacy

We are currently selling tickets for our first annual tamale fundraiser. All proceeds benefit our work with students in Fulton, Sharp, Independence, and Izard counties.

You can find our event page on Facebook here:

Tickets are $8.00 and provide six tamales each. You may buy as many tickets as you like before February 23rd. They will be available for pick up on the 25th from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Batesville located at 3800 Harrison St.

Registration to Open Early for 2017 Splash and Dash and Adult Tri

Registration is set to open January 1st, 2017 for the upcoming Splash and Dash Kid's Event and Adult Triathlon.

More information can be found under the menu option "Splash & Dash / Triathlon" at the top of this page.

Registration will be open on both and

All proceeds from these events benefit adult literacy in Independence, Sharp, Fulton, and Izard counties.

2016 Giving Tuesday Campaign

There are many ways to give! We appreciate all of our supporters who donate time, money, and talent to the literacy project. Giving Tuesday is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It is recognized as a worldwide day of charitable giving.

AmeriCorps Positions 2015-16

Ozark Foothills Literacy Project Seeks AmeriCorps Members

The Literacy Project serves Fulton, Sharp, Izard and Independence Counties, providing free tutoring for adults who are learning to read and adults who are learning English. The Literacy Project relies on AmeriCorps members and volunteer tutors to provide these services. AmeriCorps is a federal program that encourages community service and education.

OFLP seeks part time office assistant

The Literacy Project seeks a PT Office Assistant. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Solid computer skills, including word processing, typing, web, email. Well-organized, self-starter, attention to detail, punctual. Must have own transportation. Must occasionally lift 25 pounds. Bilingual (Eng/Sp) a plus. 25 hrs/wk, M-F. Some evenings, weekends. Starts at $10,725 annually. Email resume, cover letter to by August 1, 2015.

Literacy Project Awards Honor Tutors, Students and Supporters

OFLP winners
The Ozark Foothills Literacy Project held its annual Tutor/Student Appreciation Night on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Two tutors, two students, and one supporter were honored for their exceptional work. Winners were chosen from nominations submitted by OFLP tutors and students.

Reading is a Superpower! 2015 Summer Reading Camp


Registration is open for “Reading is a Superpower!”, the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project's 2015 Summer Reading Camp for 6-12 year olds. The camp is set for June 15-18, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 615 E. Main Street in Batesville.

Student story: Happy about learning!

OFLP student Dely shared with us:

"A couple of years ago, I filled out the application to be a student of the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project. Later, I got a call telling me they found a tutor for me. It was the most happy day I ever have, because I met Jan, my tutor. We spent many months working together, and I learned a lot of English. She was wonderful. I love this project!"

Success story: An American Dream

One of the best aspects of literacy tutoring is seeing a student reach a goal. Here's one of our favorite success stories, from former AmeriCorps members, Matthew Carpenter.

house "One of my English students had a dream to own a rent house. He said he wanted an easy job, compared to his job working at a chicken plant. He talked about different "easy jobs," like doing garbage pickup, driving, or yard maintenance.

OFLP closed Monday, Feb. 16

Due to winter weather, OFLP will be closed Monday, Feb. 16.