Organization Connections


United Way of Southwest Missouri & Southeast Kansas


Joplin NALA Read is a United Way partner agency.

United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.


Joplin NALA Read is an accredited member of ProLiteracy.

Every adult has a right to literacy. We develop and promote adult literacy learning, content, and programs to help adult learners, and we advocate on their behalf.

Joplin NALA Read works side by side with Joplin Adult Education and Literacy to assist students in meeting their educational goals.

Joplin Adult Education and Literacy prepares students for passing the high school equivalency exam, ACT, SAT, COMPASS, TABE, and ASVAB tests. Adult may come to study for any reason - even to be able to help kids with their homework! We offer group classes and one-on-one instruction in reading, math, and writing. These services are free.