Seashore Family literacy ©2017

our history

1992 – Senitila McKinley began delivering books and meals out of the back of her car to families in Waldport.


1993– Summer literacy programs were offered in the basement of St. Luke's in Waldport, Seashore was formed, but operated under the auspices of Oregon Literacy


1994- – Partnerships with Lincoln County School District, local banks, and churches allowed us to to operate for many years out of various buildings in Waldport.

2000- A group of Senitila's educator friends and community members joined her in forming Seashore Family Literacy as a non-profit, 501(c)3 and board of directors established the Center’s future.

2012  - Through a generous donation, our current building, DaNoble House, was purchased to operate our programs.

2014 - Lincoln County School District sold the former middle school gym/cafeteria to Seashore, now designated the "Center for Learning."

Twenty four years ago when I founded Seashore, I saw the need for literacy programs in our area. Today, our community of volunteers work together to help meet basic needs at our three locations in Waldport. We provide after school & summer programs, we serve hundreds of nutritious meals each month, and I am grateful that we continue to grow and thrive!


Thanks for the support that’s made it all possible!

Senitila McKinley

We Feed Minds & Bodies

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Seashore Family Literacy Center enjoys broad local support.

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A Note from the Founder & Director