The Legacy Center for Community Success announced today that its Literacy Services group has received national accreditation from ProLiteracy. For more than 26 years, The Legacy Center (and its predecessor the Literacy Council of Midland County) has been helping adults and children throughout Midland County improve their literacy skills. The organization originally received accreditation in 2006.

Jane Hugo, Proliteracy’s vice president of programs and services, says, “We are proud that The Legacy Center will remain on our growing list of accredited organizations. They have once again demonstrated that their program meets the highest national standards for volunteer literacy programs and that their services to the community are effective. We applaud the many volunteers, staff and learners who have devoted their time and effort to achieve this goal.”

“Accreditation is very important to our organization,” says Jennifer Heronema, president & CEO of The Legacy Center. “We continuously benchmark ourselves against similar organizations to ensure our programs remain effective and that we’re utilizing the best available resources to meet the changing needs of our learners.”

ProLiteracy’s Accreditation provides literacy programs with a comprehensive process for: 1) conducting an organizational self-assessment; 2) developing program improvement plans; and 3) demonstrating that their organization meets the highest standards for governance, program management, program operations and volunteer development.