The Josie Odum Morris Literacy Project, Inc. (JOMLP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit volunteer literacy organization that was created in 2007. JOMLP bears the name of the principal founder’s grandmother who was a Detroit Public School teacher and community volunteer.
JOMLP initially sought to provide family literacy services in the Inkster community. In 2015, JOMLP began to concentrate its efforts on helping Inkster adults improve their basic literacy, specifically reading, writing and math skills. We do this by providing free one-on-one tutoring to Inkster area residents. The goal is to positively impact the Inkster community by assisting and encouraging its citizens to reach their full potential.
We recruit volunteer tutors and provide them with comprehensive training to help other adults improve basic English literacy skills. Volunteer tutors meet with their learners once a week for two hours. The meetings are held in quiet, private areas of public places, such as libraries, churches and community centers. All learner information is kept confidential unless the learner indicates otherwise.
Our ultimate objective is to eradicate adult illiteracy in Inkster, Michigan.
Josie Odum Morris
History and Purpose