Literacy innovation center

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Welcome to the Literacy Innovation Center!


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Our Mission

The mission of the Literacy Innovation Center is a creative exploration of language, the arts, reading, and writing to empower students to discover new perspectives and develop crucial skills that build upon rigorous classroom learning. The LIC will focus on developing and sustaining literacy programming that values how individuals and communities engage with literacy in pursuing their goals.


Service Area Outcomes

  • Students that utilize the Literacy Innovation Center services will improve their transfer-level gateway English course completion rate.
  • Students that utilize the Literacy Innovation Center services will learn about various creative fields and opportunities.
  • Students that utilize the Literacy Innovation Center services will earn degrees/certificates in Language Arts, Social Science, or Art fields and transfer to 4-year universities in their intended major.

Writing Mentors

Writing Mentors assist other students with writing assignments on a first-come, first-served drop-in basis. Students may work with mentors on any writing assignment they are completing for any course at the college, and at any stage of the writing process, from learning how to generate ideas to mastering proofreading techniques.

Peer Academic Mentors

The Peer Academic Mentorship Program serves as a cornerstone of the STEM Innovation Center & Literacy Innovation Center, designed to provide activities that lend structure and space for strengthening community, leadership, and critical consciousness. The program aligns with the College's focus on peer coaching and connecting students to a strong network in their first semester, ensuring persistence and a sense of belonging. Peer Mentor Specialists and Peer Academic Mentors will regularly host activities and events for a cohort of academically at-risk students.


Contact a Writing Mentor

Become a Writing Mentor



Services Available:

  • Writing Mentors
  • Writing & Poets Speaker Series
  • Peer Academic Mentors
  • Lead with Language Program
  • PC Growing Futures Rural Initiative Program
  • Writing Wednesdays Competition

Writing for the Performing Arts

  • Research Opportunities
  • Virtual Reality Program

Contact Information

Reagen Dozier, Program Director - Title V
Email: reagen.dozier@portervillecollege.edu

Elise Bogle, Peer Academic Mentor – PC Innovation Centers Lead
Phone: 559-791-2241

PC Tech Navigators:
Email: pctechnavigators@portervillecollege.edu
Phone: 559-791-2241


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