Joining forces to broaden our reach.
The Literacy Council works with a network of partners who provide referrals and/or tutoring sites. Some additionally provide childcare to students during tutoring sessions.
The Literacy Council offers ESOL classes at the following sites. Financing for classes at local middle schools comes from the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant which targets at-risk children.
The Literacy Council also provides adult education classes, including computer literacy classes, through the following partners:
Finally, our community partnerships would not be complete without the United Way. The United Way helps promote literacy in many ways: major funding, volunteer referrals, advocacy within the community, and publicity. We thank the United Way and all our community partners for making literacy a priority in Buncombe County.
By Fred Chappell
Poet Laureate Emeritus of North Carolina
It waits as patiently as a forest trail
To take you to a place you must have heard about,
Quiet and exciting, a glade to be alone in,
With those who came before.
At first the journey is one slow letter at a time,
But sooner than you thought, you clip along,
Your pace growing smarter with each step.
You never arrive at an end
Because you never want to,
And a thousand other trails lead off from this one path,
Mysterious, inviting, alive with shadowy light.
The book will go with you as far as you desire.
And if you like, I will come with you.