Upon returning to the States, Casey and Steven founded the 501(c)3 non-profit Local Language Literacy in order to raise funds to create, print, and distribute books in native languages throughout the world.

Local Language Literacy operated from 2009-2019. Their first project was a novel in Bamanankan titled "Sababu Man Dogon" which was distributed to more than three thousand school age kids in Mali. Their second project was a bilingual picture book in Wolof and French titled "Akkako". Their final project was funding the creation, printing, and distribution of additional Bamanankan texts to schools kids and teachers in Mali through the L’Institut Pour L’Education Populaire, the Malian school and teacher training program where Steven and Casey worked back in 2007.

Thank you to everyone who contributed over the years!