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) enhances lives and promotes 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.
The Literacy Center provides classes, counseling, and support to disadvantaged adults to help them reach self-sufficiency. For some, this involves learning English. Others are pursuing their GED. TLC also provides career counseling, computer training, one-on-one tutoring, and assists people who are preparing to take the U.S. Citizenship exam. Last year we had 604 students last year from 57 countries.
The Literacy Center helps people learn English, get better jobs, and become more engaged members of our community. We are the only organization in the greater Attleboro area that does this work. 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.
The Literacy Center is responding to the COVID-19 crisis by providing intensive case management and support services to the individuals and families that we serve, in addition to virtual learning opportunities. We are providing cash and rental assistance to individuals in need, and referring students who are in crisis to the appropriate agencies for assistance.
“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