About The Literacy Center
Founded in 1988 by a small group of dedicated volunteers, under the leadership of the late Donna Morse, The Literacy Center (TLC) builds community through adult education. The mission of TLC is to enhance lives and promote self-sufficiency through quality adult education services. Our vision is a thriving community where all members, regardless of socioeconomic status, are empowered to achieve their full potential.
TLC provides adult basic education including reading, writing, mathematics, and essential life skills; English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and English conversation training; basic computer classes; citizenship exam preparation classes; and High School Equivalency exam (formerly GED) preparation classes.
In addition, The Literacy Center leverages nearly 10,000 volunteer hours each year, with more than 120 trained volunteers providing 1-on-1 tutoring to hundreds of students on a myriad of subjects. All services are provided at either low or no cost to our students, and no one is ever turned away due to an inability to pay for classes. The Literacy Center is a 501c3 nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, and is supported entirely by donations and grants.
“Here at The Literacy Center, we believe that by providing high quality, individualized adult education opportunities we can empower individuals to make positive changes in their lives and, in turn, build a community where everyone can thrive. I hope you will join us in our mission.”
Amanda Blount, Executive Director