Who We Are
Helping adults read to lead a new life.
The Literacy Council of Buncombe County teaches adults basic reading, writing, math, and English language skills through individual and small group instruction by trained volunteers. Students gain self-confidence and develop self-sufficiency to transform their lives as individuals, parents, workers, and citizens.
Success comes from the trusted bond that develops between our instructors and our students. The Literacy Council, a non-profit organization accredited by ProLiteracy America and serving the community since 1987, provides highly individualized tutoring to fit the needs of over 300 students in two core programs – Adult Education and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).
To increase comprehensive literacy and English language skills through specialized instruction by trained tutors.
A community in which literacy is highly valued and achievable for all.
The Literacy Council strongly believes in and practices the following principles as our basic foundation for helping adult learners become literate in English:
Results and Measures
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.