Arizona Literacy and Learning Center (Phoenix, AZ)


  • Name:Carla Landwerth
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Arizona Literacy and Learning Center
  • Address:14001 N 7th St.
    Suite F-112
    Phoenix, AZ 85022
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:602.212.1089
  • Main fax:602.212.1090

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  • Mission:
  • Since 1987 Arizona Literacy and Learning Center has been improving literacy in Arizona through comprehenisve, research-based screening, assessment, and treatment of children and adults with reading disabilities such as Dyslexia, and auditory processing disorders. During FY 2009 ALLC served more than 1800 children and adults in the following programs:
    • Free screening preschoolers for kindergarten readiness
    • Free screening 1st-3rd graders to assess their reading level and make recommendations to those reading below grade level
    • Comprehensive assessments to children experiencing problems in school
    • Treatment to children and adults with dyslexia and other similar reading disorders
    • Treatment to children with auditory processing disorders
    • Assessments to adults with reading disorders entering college to determine what types of accommodations would help them be more successful
    • Literacy classes to individuals and groups of adults who either could not read or were poor readers.

  • History:
  • ALLC was originally incorporated as a 501(c)(3) organization under the name Phoenix Scottish Rite Learning Center, and was associated with the fraternity of the Scottish Rite. In 2000 ALLC incorporated under a separate corporation in order to expand our opportunities to collaborate in the community.
    In 1987 ALLC began in an upstairs office with one child as a client.
    Our therapyprogram has expanded throughout the years, and is widely recognized as a state of the art facility for learning disabilities. Since 2002 ALLC has been involved in early childhood initiatives. ALLC began a three year research and direct services partnership with ASU Speech Department through Motorola Grant to provide speech pathologist, Kindergarten & first grade teachers with screening & intervention training through a Literacy Leap Camp for at-risk children in the Tempe School District.
    In 2003 ALLC moved to our new offices and expanded services to include an audiologist and speech pathologist to ensure children received a full spectrun of services to address their needs. Also in 2003 ALLC expanded its early childhood program and began a five year federal grant with Arizona State Department of Education, State Improvement Grant and the National Center for Learning Disabilities emphasizing teaching preschool teachers to provide interventions for at-risk children. More than 1600 parents and teachers received training, impacting nearly 10,000 children across Arizona.In 2004 ALLC received a 2nd three year grant with ASU Early Reading First. This grant taught preschool teachers to improve quality of instruction with a 3 Tier Assessment Driven Instruction Model for Head Start, and public and private school providers in the Tempe School District. Also in 2004 ALLC received Department of Health & Labor Early Learning Opportunities Grant through the Valley of the Sun United Way partnership to provide screening and intervention support to preschools and parents in the Cartwright, Murphy, and Fowler School Districts. Outcomes for the program include 70 parents completing the training and reporting they better understood the needs of their 0-3 year olds.
    In 2005 ALLC was invited to be a part of the Inter-tribal Council Screening partnership for (19 tribes) to teach preschool teachers the Assessment Driven Instruction model.
    During 2007 ALLC presented the Recognition & Response Model at the Arizona State’s Department of Education Early Childhood Conference. In 2008 several staff members were elected to the Arizona Early Education Fund, Maricopa Regional Partnership and began discussions with the First Things First Early Childhood Health and Education Councils. ALLC’s executive director became the first chair of the South Central FTF Partnership.
    The success of the 2005 and 2006 trainings with the tribal communities resulted in a request for additional training in 2009. ALLC provided a three day workshop to 270 preschool teachers from the Navajo Nation on implementing assessment driven teaching in their preschool classrooms.
    In 2010 ALLC continues to provide educational training to preschool teachers throughout the state, while re-focusing on its flagship services to school age children and adults with learning disabilities.

  • Year established:1987
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:12
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:5

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • John King, President
    Mark Hester, Vice President
    Becky McLaughlin, Treasurer
    Bob Rimer, Secretary
    Boyd Clemments, Controller
    Russell Cloud
    Richard Brooks
    Jane Bartelme
    Sydney Blaine
    Stephanie Richards
    Jack McBride
    Larry Schafer
    Dr. Tim Jordan
    Dr. Drake Duane

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Carla Landwerth, Executive Director

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Linda Barr, Program Director
    Julie Lukas,SLP-CCC, Audiologist
    Linda Caterio, PhD, Psychological Consultant
    Amy Serin, PhD, Neuropsychologist
    Danielle Borgualt, School Psychologist
    Jamie Dana, M.C., Psychometrist
    Susan Sofranac, Reading Specialist
    Gayle Case, Reading Specialist
    Cheryl Holton, Reading Specialist
    Allison Brady, Reading Specialist
    Kristine Coulter, Reading Specialist,
    Karen Sanaee, Reading Specialist


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:86-1032912

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:861032912
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% SUZANNE BRIMLEY
  • Organization Address:2301 W DUNLAP AVE STE 106
  • Organization City:PHOENIX
  • Organization State:AZ
  • Organization Zip:85021-2845
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:January, 2002
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:E50
  • Asset Amount:$351,281
  • Asset Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • Income Amount:$279,214
  • Income Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$271,278
  • Last Updated:2/18/2018 12:07:41 pm

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