Dedicated to helping children, adults and families improve reading, writing, math, computer and communication skills.
"I volunteer because I enjoy helping people in our community.
It's amazing when people leave, they've got a smile on their face,
they feel better, and it brings a sense of accomplishment".
Linda, Seashore Volunteer
One year ago my family and I were homeless.
I didn't have a job. I didn't have a lot going for me.
Senitila and the volunteers at Seashore changed everything.
Robby, Local Resident
We had a great year
30 Adult students learning to read and write
We focus on providing a wholesome evening
with food & literacy activities for young families and their children
Extending learning beyond the classroom through the "Achievement Club",
we assist students with their homework, offer enrichment activities,
and a healthy snack.
The "Healthy Habits GROW" program offers students classes
in planting and caring for their own food.
We offer part-time job opportunities to high school aged youth
throughout the summer and school year.
This program encourages positive work skills and habits.
DaNoble House provides support for children and adults in improving literacy. Free Tutoring, after school and summer programs, GED support, and more are provided at 125 NW Spruce St. in Waldport, Oregon. Click here for more information on what we do.
Working in partnership with the Greater South Lincoln County Community, the facility is used for a wide range of activities, programs and weekly community dinners. The building is being renovated as funding becomes available.
Seashore’s Community garden and outdoor classroom serves as a source for fresh produce, gathering space, learning zone and natural play-area. Fruit and Veggie Stand coming Summer 2016!
Created by Seashore Family Literacy as way to promote good health and recreation, the Green Bike program provides free bicycles for anyone to ride, vocational training and volunteer opportunities.
Update: Seashore Family Literacy
Sandra L. Stephens
When the virus lockdown occurred in our community, for Senitila McKinley, Founder and Director of Seashore Family Literacy, her first thought was, “where are our friends (those without a permanent dwelling) going to use a bathroom and how will we be able to serve their needs.
True to Senitila’s unbreakable spirit, she set a plan of action into place. An outdoor portable bathroom was ordered, and a hand washing station was set-up outside. Also, a picnic table with coffee, a water cooler for drinking, and a portable cooler set-up with ready- to-eat food.
Following all the guidelines: daily disinfection of bathrooms, tables, and information is given out on the importance of washing hands and wearing of masks was always done.
Second issue Senitila asked, “How are we going to continue feeding our community during this time?” With contributions from the community, at Seashore, meals were and are still prepared and delivered to families daily.
In addition with coping with the closures, Green Bike volunteers were willing to keep the doors open. Hula dancing is taught along with Ukulele classes twice a week in the Joy Garden at Seashore. The Joy Gardeners still come out and keep the plants watered and plant new ones.
These programs were continued even during the fire and smoke crisis.
Seashore Family Literacy is run by volunteers only.
”Our programs are built to meet the needs of those that may not have basic resources to get through the day. The key is to be consistent and getting to know the people in our community. I find during this time is an opportunity to extend our love and care for our community. It has been a great blessing to go through this and learn how to be better people with you all.” shared Senitila.
Seashore is located on Bay Street next to the City hall.
In times when doors were closing due to the pandemic, Seashore managed and continues providing for the community.
With gratitude and thanks to Seashore and the many volunteers who have committed themselves to do what is necessary to provide basic supplies and necessities for those who are without and who may need to be comforted and cared for.
Thanks to Our Donors, We Had a Great Year
& Literacy Event Attendees