About Us

Tutoring Sites

Joining forces to broaden our reach.

Classroom space is available at the Literacy Council's offices at (31 College Pl B-221, Asheville, NC 28801) nearly 50 hours per week. The Literacy Council also works with a network of partners who provide tutoring sites at a variety of times and locations. Some additionally provide childcare to students during tutoring sessions.

The Literacy Council offers ESOL classes at the following sites. Financial support for classes at local middle schools comes from the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant which targets at-risk children.

  • Reynolds Middle School
  • Owen Middle School
  • Erwin Middle School
  • Enka Middle School
  • Erwin High School
  • West Buncombe Elementary
  • Vance Elementary
  • Sand-Hill Venable Elementary
  • Bell Elementary
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Skyland United Methodist Church
  • First Baptist Church of Weaverville
  • Compton Place Apartments
  • All Souls Cathedral
  • The Asheville School
  • St. Eugene Catholic Church
  • the Lutheran Church of the Nativity

The Literacy Council also provides adult education classes, including computer literacy classes, through the following partners:

  • AB Technical College Basic Skills Department
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Enka Community School
  • Craggie Correctional Facility



The Book

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.