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David BaldacciDAVID BALDACCI is the 2015 Authors for Literacy keynote!
The Literacy Council is pleased to announce the 2015 featured author for the annual Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction

Purchase your tickets today online through Square
or by calling 828-254-3442.
Visit our Author page for more information.


Augustine Project Training and Orientation dates: Would you like to help a child succeed at school? Become an Augustine Project tutor. To learn about this exciting volunteer opportunity, please contact Lily at to schedule an orientation. Orientations will be held on Wed. June 10 from 6 7:30pm in classroom one at LCBC, Friday June 19 from 9-10:30am in the conference room at LCBC, Friday June 19 from 12-1:30pm in the conference room at LCBC, Wed. June 24 from 6-7:30pm in classroom one at LCBCin the conference room at the Literacy Council. Following the orientation, you can sign up to attend our summer training class. Training will take place on Monday-Thursday July 13-16 and July 20-23 at place at ArtSpace Charter School in Swannanoa, NC.

Learn what it is like to be a tutor or a student at the Literacy Council in the article: Mountain Causes, Asheville Citizen-TimesClick here for a pdf version.     

Become a volunteer tutor! The next orientation sessions for prospective volunteers will be on July 22 at 9am, and July 23 at 5:30pm. Prospective volunteers should choose one of these sessions to attend. RSVP to

volunteer schedule


Read about an Augustine Student's improvments after a year of working with a tutor.

Read our letter to the editor in the Asheville Citizen-Times thanking all of our volunteers during National Volunteer Week.

Read about how an Augstine Project student's love of dogs helped him improve his reading.

Congratulations to Edith on passing the US Naturalization exam.

Congratulations to R.J., an Adult Education student, who was able to read a book to his grandchild for the first time.

Congratulations to Richard, an Adult Education student who has worked diligently and made huge gains.

Congratulations to Gina Poore, one of our very dedicated Adult Education students.

Read our tutor's story about traveling to Mexico with her student.

Meet our star ESOL student this year, Elena Zinchenko.

Read about the inspiring Jimenez/Hernandez family, a whole family of Literacy Council students!

Meet Jesus Hernandez, Augustine Project student.

Read our June e-newsletter here.

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