Dogwood Literacy Has Received the LA-Z-BOY Foundation Grant

We are happy to announce that Dogwood Literacy Council has received the La-Z-Boy Foundation Grant! Thank you, La-Z-Boy of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, for helping us continue providing free English, civics, reading and writing tutoring to empower the community!

To learn how you can be a part of our mission to provide the community with literacy education, visit us on our volunteer page and apply!

Pictured in the front row from left to right is Laura Brody, Charlie Muessemeyer, and Neil Erter. In the back row, Mike Wilmon, Cathy Simpkins, Matt Bevis, and Mike Majors.

Open House Night was a Great Success!

Dogwood Literacy Council’s board of directors did an outstanding job of welcoming the guests at the Open House held on October 25, 2022, to celebrate the council’s move to its new location. The event had a mayoral proclamation. The chamber of commerce held a ribbon cutting to celebrate our Open House.

We had about 60 people come and enjoy the Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 25

The board put out a great snack spread complete with spiced cider and Abuelita’s hot chocolate.

Tutors, board members, former tutors, and other volunteers also welcomed visitors to the event.

Thank you Balloon Closet for the autumnal-themed balloons.

Thank you Arvest and Sam’s Club for the donation of our raffle prize. Shannon won a Samsung tablet.

Simmons Foods donates 11 laptops to Dogwood for GED classes

Last Wednesday, Dogwood Literacy Council received a generous donation of laptops from our friends at Simmons Foods. Chris Greathouse and Nick Braschler brought us 11 laptop computers to use for the GED program and in the English as a second language program.

This donation could have not arrived at a more perfect time. Just this Monday, we had to ask a couple of GED students to come back at another time because we did not have enough computers for them to practice on.

As of today, we have them set up and ready to go for GED classes.

Thank you so much to Chris, Nick, and everyone at Simmons Foods. Your donation will impact countless lives!

English as a second language on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6-8pm). 

English as a second language on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings (9-11am). 

Dogwood has invited NWACC to hold GED classes in Siloam Springs every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evening (5-8pm).

Thank you

Thank you Walmart for the community grant. Dogwood Literacy Council has received this grant from the Siloam Springs Supercenter, the Siloam Spring Neighborhood Market, and the Walmart Supercenter in Stillwell Oklahoma. Thank you for your continued support of Dogwood Literacy Council.

New Location and Semester

Dogwood Literacy Council has moved to our new location 325 E Twin Springs, Siloam Springs, Arkansas. The new building is located on the third floor of the ministry building connected to the Methodist church in Siloam Springs. Dogwood Literacy is just across from Memorial Park and Chautauqua Amphitheater in downtown Siloam.

Classes this semester will begin Monday, August 22. Morning English classes will be 9am-11am on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Citizenship classes will begin on Mondays from 6pm to 8pm. Evening English classes will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm-8pm. GED classes will continue Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 5pm to 8pm. We are excited to start this new semester in our new location!

Meet Charlie at the door and she will show you the way to our new facilities.