About Us

Who We Are

Mission

To increase comprehensive literacy and English language skills through specialized instruction by trained tutors.

Vision

A community in which literacy is highly valued and achievable for all.

Our Promise

The Literacy Council of Buncombe County will provide ongoing, hands-on, and accessible tutoring for its students and the resources and training needed for its volunteers. Our donors will witness the positive impact for both the individual and the community at large.

History

The Literacy Council of Buncombe County was created in 1987 as a merger of two leading adult literacy organizations – Altrusa of Asheville and the Asheville-Buncombe Literacy Council.   Since our beginning over twenty years ago, we have continued to grow programming and expand our reach. See a full timeline of our history here.

Tutoring Sites

Classroom space is available at the Literacy Council's offices 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 across Buncombe County. Some additionally provide childcare to students during tutoring sessions.

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