Who We Are

Who We Are


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


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

Our Promise

Who We Are

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.


The Literacy Council of Buncombe County was created in 1986 as a merger of two leading adult literacy organizations – Altrusa of Asheville and the Asheville-Buncombe Literacy Council.   Since our beginning 30 years ago, we have continued to grow programming and expand our reach to meet the literacy and English language needs of people of all ages in Buncombe County.


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