The Delaware Literacy Association (formerly The Diamond State Reading Association) is a professional non-profit organization composed of individuals who are advocates for quality literacy instruction, and committed to continued professional growth as educators. DLA (formerly DSRA) is the state affiliate of the International Literacy Association, a worldwide organization with affiliates in more than 99 countries with more than 300,000 members.
The mission of the Delaware Literacy Association is to serve as a professional educational network which promotes literacy for all learners.
DLA is composed of three local councils: Sussex County Reading Council, Kent Council for Reading, and Reading Council of Northern Delaware.
- Initiate and support technology and literacy programs
- Support activities of local reading councils and ILA student groups
- Expand advocacy efforts related to literacy and education
- Promote DLA as a leader in community collaborative literacy projects
- Support and encourage literacy activities that directly service students
- Support literacy initiatives around the world especially in developing countries
- Promote increased ILA, DLA, and Local Council membership throughout our state
- Initiate and support the incorporation of new ILA councils at local colleges and universities
- Promote DLA as a leader in state wide community professional development