Developing Councils

Guidelines for Developing Chapters Affiliated with NCRA

  • NCRA’s primary goal is to promote literacy among educators and within the community. If you are interested in forming a local Literacy Committee or “Chapter” of NCRA, please consider the following:
  • Consist of 5 or more individuals. (Do not have to be teachers, educators or school/university based)
  • Create a Mission that will support the NCRA Mission
  • Be members of NCRA and/or local/NCRA
  • Provide community-based literacy activities at least 3 times a year
  • Hold a minimum of 3 yearly meetings (programs, presentations, etc)
  • Participate in Young Authors (if applicable)
  • Participate in NCRA Board of Directors meetings (3 times a year)
  • Attend the Leadership Institute sponsored by NCRA in June
  • Work with NCRA Board of Directors towards an International Literacy Association chartered  literacy “council”
  • Designate a contact person but is not required to establish a formal slate of officers

Note:  ILA and the IRS require that any financial transactions be incorporated into NCRA financial planning and budget operations. The “chapter/local literacy committee” will not require a separate EIN but will operate under NCRA/IRA non-profit status. Local Literacy Committees may not obtain a separate from NCRA checking account.