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Discover LISTO: A Legacy of Learning in Jackson County

Since 1994, the LISTO Family Literacy Program, a proud initiative of SOCFC, has been a beacon of hope and learning for the Latinx community in Jackson County.  LISTO works with Spanish-speaking families with children from birth through grade 8.  LISTO is more than an afterschool program; it’s a culturally rich educational journey that has touched the lives of generations.

Our Four-Pillar Approach to Transformative Education for Entire Families:

Listo Pillar 1


1. Adult Education Reimagined

  • English as a Second Language (ESL): Dive into our dynamic online ESL classes, offered at three levels and available twice a week.
  • Adult Basic Education in Spanish: From pre-literacy to GED prep, our courses are custom tailored to suit each adult learner.


2. Child Education- Nurturing Young Minds

  • Early Childhood Learning: With our Spanish-speaking experts and engaging learning packets, parents become the foremost educators for their little ones.
  • Online and In-Person Support for Grades 1-8: Homework help and exploratory learning sessions led by K-12 educators, four days a week. Plus, exciting in-person youth enrichment activities!
Listo Pillar 2
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3. Parenting Education & Leadership Development- Grow and Lead

  • Interactive Parenting Classes: Our Spanish-speaking facilitators lead online classes for parents.
  • Mental Health Support: Connect with a bilingual/bi-cultural counselor and family advocate services.
  • Leadership Opportunities: Embrace roles that encourage community involvement and volunteerism.


4. Parent and Child Time Together (PACT)

  • Families experience the joy of learning together through our vibrant mix of virtual and in-person activities. LISTO families strengthen their family bonds and build a supportive community network.
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Families Experience Success with LISTO

Tailored Programs: Our diverse team collaborates with families to design programs that meet the unique needs of our local Latinx community.

Flexible and Accessible Learning: Online classes at the convenience of families, complete with tech support and equipment. Plus, celebrate learning in person at special events at our partner sites.

Free for Families: Thanks to our sponsors, partners, and donors, we offer free access to all our resources, ensuring education equity for all.

An Educational Adventure – Solo Para Familias: We invite Spanish speaking families to be a part of a community that values growth, heritage, and educational excellence. Discover how LISTO can be a part of your family’s story. Let’s learn and grow together!



“When Stephanie started school I had no part in her life at school. Now with what I am learning at Listo, I know what I can do at home to add to my children’s education at school. I am more involved. Stephanie tells me how glad she is that everyone in the family is attending school!”

- Ana, Listo Parent



“My children love to come to Listo! When there are no classes they all beg to come. My children feel safe here and they love to be at Listo with their friends.”

– Andrea, Keven's mother

LISTO parent


“I have a dream, that one day my child could go to college.”

- LISTO parent



“I like the Listo program because it helps the Latino community. I have the chance to bring my children here with me while I study. We can learn English and we work on laptops to get computer skills. Our kids are learning reading and writing while we learn English to improve our communication for work.”

- Leonel, parent
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