The Literacy Council

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With much of the world using digital platforms for everyday life, such as doctor and banking appointments, TLC is helpin...
12/30/2021

With much of the world using digital platforms for everyday life, such as doctor and banking appointments, TLC is helping the people we work with improve their digital literacy skills. The agency was honored to work with Dr. Bailey and her students to help the people we work with learn more about patient portals and how to use them.

Click the link to donate to TLC and help the people TLC works with create more special moments as they change their lives through literacy.

https://30daysoftlc.swell.gives/

With much of the world using digital platforms for everyday life, such as doctor and banking appointments, TLC is helping the people we work with improve their digital literacy skills. The agency was honored to work with Dr. Bailey and her students to help the people we work with learn more about patient portals and how to use them.

Click the link to donate to TLC and help the people TLC works with create more special moments as they change their lives through literacy.

https://30daysoftlc.swell.gives/

With increased literacy skills, dreams and goals become bigger and attainable.Click the link to donate to TLC and help t...
12/30/2021

With increased literacy skills, dreams and goals become bigger and attainable.

Click the link to donate to TLC and help the people TLC works with create more special moments as they change their lives through literacy.

https://30daysoftlc.swell.gives/

With increased literacy skills, dreams and goals become bigger and attainable.

Click the link to donate to TLC and help the people TLC works with create more special moments as they change their lives through literacy.

https://30daysoftlc.swell.gives/

The people TLC works with come to us with their own goals and reasons for improving their literacy skills. We love heari...
12/28/2021

The people TLC works with come to us with their own goals and reasons for improving their literacy skills. We love hearing how improving their skills has impacted their life - like the joy of relaxing with a good book after a long day!

There is still time to give before the end of the year! Click the link to donate to TLC and help the people TLC works with create more special moments as they change their lives through literacy.

https://30daysoftlc.swell.gives/

The people TLC works with come to us with their own goals and reasons for improving their literacy skills. We love hearing how improving their skills has impacted their life - like the joy of relaxing with a good book after a long day!

There is still time to give before the end of the year! Click the link to donate to TLC and help the people TLC works with create more special moments as they change their lives through literacy.

https://30daysoftlc.swell.gives/

Increasing literacy skills encompasses all aspects of life including personal and professional.Click the link to donate ...
12/27/2021

Increasing literacy skills encompasses all aspects of life including personal and professional.

Click the link to donate to TLC and help the people TLC works with sail to new heights through literacy. https://30daysoftlc.swell.gives/

Increasing literacy skills encompasses all aspects of life including personal and professional.

Click the link to donate to TLC and help the people TLC works with sail to new heights through literacy. https://30daysoftlc.swell.gives/

TLC is grateful for the opportunity to work teachers like Ms. Sims and her students to help foster a love of reading.  "...
12/27/2021

TLC is grateful for the opportunity to work teachers like Ms. Sims and her students to help foster a love of reading. "The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go." - Dr. Seuss

Click the link to donate to TLC and help the people TLC works with create more special moments as they change their lives through literacy.

https://30daysoftlc.swell.gives/

TLC is grateful for the opportunity to work teachers like Ms. Sims and her students to help foster a love of reading. "The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go." - Dr. Seuss

Click the link to donate to TLC and help the people TLC works with create more special moments as they change their lives through literacy.

https://30daysoftlc.swell.gives/

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12/25/2021
Improving literacy supports skills to navigate life and helps empowers you to take on life and all its challenges with c...
12/23/2021

Improving literacy supports skills to navigate life and helps empowers you to take on life and all its challenges with confidence.

Click the link to donate to TLC and help the people TLC works with create more special moments as they change their lives through literacy. https://30daysoftlc.swell.gives/

Improving literacy supports skills to navigate life and helps empowers you to take on life and all its challenges with confidence.

Click the link to donate to TLC and help the people TLC works with create more special moments as they change their lives through literacy. https://30daysoftlc.swell.gives/

The best place to learn is a judgement free zone! TLC's English for Speakers of Other Languages classes are place to lea...
12/23/2021

The best place to learn is a judgement free zone! TLC's English for Speakers of Other Languages classes are place to learn that also serve as a place where classmates support each other.

The best place to learn is a judgement free zone! TLC's English for Speakers of Other Languages classes are place to learn that also serve as a place where classmates support each other.

TLC tutors and learners have a special bond. We all have something to learn from each other.
12/21/2021

TLC tutors and learners have a special bond. We all have something to learn from each other.

TLC tutors and learners have a special bond. We all have something to learn from each other.

Marvin's determination is awesome. TLC is proud to have worked with him on his journey to obtaining his GED. Congratulat...
12/20/2021

Marvin's determination is awesome. TLC is proud to have worked with him on his journey to obtaining his GED. Congratulations Marvin! Keep up the good work!

Marvin's determination is awesome. TLC is proud to have worked with him on his journey to obtaining his GED. Congratulations Marvin! Keep up the good work!

Partnerships allow TLC to reach more people and provide meaningful programs that change lives. Thank you to all of our w...
12/18/2021

Partnerships allow TLC to reach more people and provide meaningful programs that change lives. Thank you to all of our wonderful partners.

Partnerships allow TLC to reach more people and provide meaningful programs that change lives. Thank you to all of our wonderful partners.

There is something to learn from every person you interact with. Caroline, a Samford University student in the Public He...
12/17/2021

There is something to learn from every person you interact with. Caroline, a Samford University student in the Public Health program, said she would carry this mantra with her in her professional career. We are grateful for her humble spirit and the work she did for TLC.

There is something to learn from every person you interact with. Caroline, a Samford University student in the Public Health program, said she would carry this mantra with her in her professional career. We are grateful for her humble spirit and the work she did for TLC.

Our learner’s goals are as unique as they are. We have no doubt we'll be reading Veronica's blog very soon. Keep up the ...
12/13/2021

Our learner’s goals are as unique as they are. We have no doubt we'll be reading Veronica's blog very soon. Keep up the good work!

Our learner’s goals are as unique as they are. We have no doubt we'll be reading Veronica's blog very soon. Keep up the good work!

There is a special bond between a learner and their tutor; a sense of trust and mutual respect. Some form friendships th...
12/08/2021

There is a special bond between a learner and their tutor; a sense of trust and mutual respect. Some form friendships that last a lifetime. TLC tutors say they learn new things from the people they work with as they share their own knowledge. TLC brings together people from all walks of life with one shared goal - to learn. We agree Danielle... it does bring joy to our hearts.

There is a special bond between a learner and their tutor; a sense of trust and mutual respect. Some form friendships that last a lifetime. TLC tutors say they learn new things from the people they work with as they share their own knowledge. TLC brings together people from all walks of life with one shared goal - to learn. We agree Danielle... it does bring joy to our hearts.

The responsibilities of everyday life can be a challenge for adults pursuing their goals. Larry's GED instructors said t...
12/06/2021

The responsibilities of everyday life can be a challenge for adults pursuing their goals. Larry's GED instructors said that no matter the challenges he faced he never gave up. Now he shares this moment of pride with his wife and children, and is ready for the next steps on his journey. Congratulations Larry!

The responsibilities of everyday life can be a challenge for adults pursuing their goals. Larry's GED instructors said that no matter the challenges he faced he never gave up. Now he shares this moment of pride with his wife and children, and is ready for the next steps on his journey. Congratulations Larry!

One of the most inspiring moments is when someone's life changes, when their confidence grows and they want to give back...
12/03/2021

One of the most inspiring moments is when someone's life changes, when their confidence grows and they want to give back. Thank you, Mr. M. You're an inspiration to all of us.
Your gift to TLC helps us reach more people like Mr. M who will go on to help change the lives of the people around him. Click here to make your gift - https://30daysoftlc.swell.gives/

One of the most inspiring moments is when someone's life changes, when their confidence grows and they want to give back. Thank you, Mr. M. You're an inspiration to all of us.
Your gift to TLC helps us reach more people like Mr. M who will go on to help change the lives of the people around him. Click here to make your gift - https://30daysoftlc.swell.gives/

Seeing a person's life change through their work in TLC's programs is truly a magical moment. You can help make more mag...
12/02/2021

Seeing a person's life change through their work in TLC's programs is truly a magical moment. You can help make more magical moments for the people TLC works with. Click here to make your gift - https://30daysoftlc.swell.gives/.

Seeing a person's life change through their work in TLC's programs is truly a magical moment. You can help make more magical moments for the people TLC works with. Click here to make your gift - https://30daysoftlc.swell.gives/.

TLC's tutors not only provide inspiration for their learners, most are equally inspired by them. If you're feeling inspi...
12/01/2021

TLC's tutors not only provide inspiration for their learners, most are equally inspired by them. If you're feeling inspired, click this link to make a donation - https://30daysoftlc.swell.gives/. Your gift helps TLC tutors deliver programs that make a difference in the life of a person working to improve their literacy skills.

TLC's tutors not only provide inspiration for their learners, most are equally inspired by them. If you're feeling inspired, click this link to make a donation - https://30daysoftlc.swell.gives/. Your gift helps TLC tutors deliver programs that make a difference in the life of a person working to improve their literacy skills.

On this Giving Tuesday, give us a moment to share special moments. Starting today and through the month of December we'l...
11/30/2021

On this Giving Tuesday, give us a moment to share special moments. Starting today and through the month of December we'll share moments of illumination, accomplishment, hope, and inspiration. And if you feel inspired by these moments, click the link to donate to TLC and help the people TLC works with create more special moments as they change their lives through literacy. https://30daysoftlc.swell.gives/

On this Giving Tuesday, give us a moment to share special moments. Starting today and through the month of December we'll share moments of illumination, accomplishment, hope, and inspiration. And if you feel inspired by these moments, click the link to donate to TLC and help the people TLC works with create more special moments as they change their lives through literacy. https://30daysoftlc.swell.gives/

Happy Cyber Monday! Don't forget to designate The Literacy Council of Central Alabama as your charity of choice when usi...
11/29/2021

Happy Cyber Monday! Don't forget to designate The Literacy Council of Central Alabama as your charity of choice when using AmazonSmile. Thank you!

Happy Cyber Monday! Don't forget to designate The Literacy Council of Central Alabama as your charity of choice when using AmazonSmile. Thank you!

TLC is thankful for our learners, tutors, donors, board of directors, junior board, program partners, and staff - each i...
11/25/2021

TLC is thankful for our learners, tutors, donors, board of directors, junior board, program partners, and staff - each integral to changing lives and strengthening our community through literacy.

TLC is thankful for our learners, tutors, donors, board of directors, junior board, program partners, and staff - each integral to changing lives and strengthening our community through literacy.

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11/11/2021

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TLC loves an opportunity to connect a season to our reason and have a bit of fun. During today's staff meeting Team TLC ...
10/27/2021

TLC loves an opportunity to connect a season to our reason and have a bit of fun. During today's staff meeting Team TLC dressed as literary characters. Can you guess which book characters we are? Give it a try! Comment the number and your guess.

TLC loves an opportunity to connect a season to our reason and have a bit of fun. During today's staff meeting Team TLC dressed as literary characters. Can you guess which book characters we are? Give it a try! Comment the number and your guess.

Many thanks to one of TLC's amazing board members - Carlos Enrique Alemán! We are grateful for all you do for TLC and th...
10/15/2021
Aleman, 1st Latino elected in state, takes lead at HICA

Many thanks to one of TLC's amazing board members - Carlos Enrique Alemán! We are grateful for all you do for TLC and the greater Birmingham community! #NationalHispanicHeritageMonth2021

Aleman has recently served as the organization’s deputy director and will assume the role of CEO on Jan. 1, 2022, following the retirement of Isabel Rubio, the organization’s founder and current leader.

TLC is proud of ESOL Program Coordinator Paula Rangel. Originally from Mexico City, Paula first came to TLC as an ESOL s...
10/12/2021

TLC is proud of ESOL Program Coordinator Paula Rangel. Originally from Mexico City, Paula first came to TLC as an ESOL student and was later asked to join our team. Last year TLC partnered with our friends at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Paula provided translation for their virtual field trip for Spanish-speaking visitors. Click here to watch - https://youtu.be/9DHzgqlg5vc. Thank you, Paula for your many contributions to TLC and our community. #TLCHonorsHispanicHeritage

TLC is proud of ESOL Program Coordinator Paula Rangel. Originally from Mexico City, Paula first came to TLC as an ESOL student and was later asked to join our team. Last year TLC partnered with our friends at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Paula provided translation for their virtual field trip for Spanish-speaking visitors. Click here to watch - https://youtu.be/9DHzgqlg5vc. Thank you, Paula for your many contributions to TLC and our community. #TLCHonorsHispanicHeritage

Hey friends of TLC! Have you joined the TLC Forever Fundraiser page yet? Don't delay. Remember 20% of sales for the mont...
10/08/2021
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National Literacy Month is coming to a close, but a love for literacy doesn’t have to. Let’s keep learning! Check out TL...
09/24/2021

National Literacy Month is coming to a close, but a love for literacy doesn’t have to. Let’s keep learning! Check out TLC’s website for online learning resources for adult, ESOL and family literacy to continue learning.

https://literacy-council.org/lets-keep-learning/

National Literacy Month is coming to a close, but a love for literacy doesn’t have to. Let’s keep learning! Check out TLC’s website for online learning resources for adult, ESOL and family literacy to continue learning.

https://literacy-council.org/lets-keep-learning/

TLC learners and tutors develop a strong bond as they work together. Mutual respect and understanding helps strengthen t...
09/23/2021

TLC learners and tutors develop a strong bond as they work together. Mutual respect and understanding helps strengthen that bond. To nurture understanding, TLC’s program team created a book club for our tutors. They read and discuss books on topics ranging from learning difference to diversity and inclusion.

TLC learners and tutors develop a strong bond as they work together. Mutual respect and understanding helps strengthen that bond. To nurture understanding, TLC’s program team created a book club for our tutors. They read and discuss books on topics ranging from learning difference to diversity and inclusion.

Did you know that children of parents with low literacy skills have a 72% chance of being at lower levels of reading? Im...
09/22/2021
The Literacy Council: Empowering Families

Did you know that children of parents with low literacy skills have a 72% chance of being at lower levels of reading? Improving the parents’ literacy helps to break the intergenerational cycle.

The Literacy Council's adult literacy, youth literacy, and family literacy programs engage people of all levels of literacy to support early engagement and help foster a lifelong love of reading and learning.

Click below to hear about how TLC and a group of dedicated people are making a difference in the lives of parents and their children, nurturing strong roots for growth.

Learn more about our children and families literacy programs at https://literacy-council.orgStory made possible by the Alabama Power Foundation Produced by 1...

It’s National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week! TLC's family literacy programs help parents of all reading level...
09/20/2021

It’s National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week! TLC's family literacy programs help parents of all reading levels learn ways to interact with their children at an early age to promote a love of reading and prepare them to learn as they enter school. We use books like Goodnight Moon, The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind, Cuckoo and Corduroy as part of our Share the Words and Unidos Leemos family literacy programs. Participants in the programs receive these books to help build their home library.

It’s National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week! TLC's family literacy programs help parents of all reading levels learn ways to interact with their children at an early age to promote a love of reading and prepare them to learn as they enter school. We use books like Goodnight Moon, The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind, Cuckoo and Corduroy as part of our Share the Words and Unidos Leemos family literacy programs. Participants in the programs receive these books to help build their home library.

TLC's English for Speakers of Other Languages program is helping people learn English for their daily life. We've served...
09/15/2021
The Literacy Council: Offering a Global Perspective

TLC's English for Speakers of Other Languages program is helping people learn English for their daily life. We've served people from more than 70 different countries and helped thousands of people achieve their goals.

Click below to hear how one person went from needing a translator to enrolling and receiving an A in his first college course.

Learn more about our ESOL and GED programs at https://literacy-council.orgStory made possible by the Alabama Power Foundation Produced by 1504 (https://1504....

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2301 1st Ave N, Ste 102
Birmingham, AL
35203

The mission of The Literacy Council is to strengthen and support organizations that provide literacy services in central Alabama. RESOURCES AND REFERRALS Refer tutors and learners to adult, children and family literacy programs through the (205) 326-1925 and 1-888-448-READ Helpline Award grant funding directly to literacy providers; secure and distribute books and in-kind donations; and assist providers with grant writing Encourage networking and cooperative efforts between members of the family and Literacy Providers Network to ensure that learner and tutor needs are being met and gaps in services are being filled Develop strategic plan for community-wide literacy initiatives Provide direct staff support to Literacy Council boards in outlying counties EDUCATION Provide free tutor training workshops throughout Central Alabama Administer Adult Literacy Education Resource Training (ALERT) to community practitioners Host workshops and seminars for local literacy providers ADVOCACY AND AWARENESS Co-sponsor the annual Literacy Summit Promote children and family literacy involvement through AdventuREAD Conduct public awareness campaigns to heighten the importance of adult, family, and children’s literacy initiatives Develop marketing campaigns using television, radio, and print media to recruit both learners and tutor DEVELOPMENT Develop additional resources to support ongoing and new literacy initiatives Host annual fundraising events Expand vision for future through ongoing strategic planning to align our mission with the growing needs of the community HELPLINE The helpline is available for those seeking information on literacy programs and volunteer opportunities. Literacy Council staff can provide the names of literacy or adult education programs that assist callers and can transfer them directly to one of those education providers. Please call (205) 326-1925 or 1-888-448-READ (7323) for more information. TUTOR TRAINING The Literacy Council provides free-of-charge tutor training workshops throughout the year to certify volunteers as Basic Literacy and/or ESOL tutors. The materials used are from Laubach Way to Reading, a phonics-based method that has proven to be effective in helping adults learn to read, and from LifePrints. The Literacy Council also teaches workshops for volunteers wanting to tutor school-aged children. After completing a workshop, participants are ProLiteracy certified tutors and are ready to volunteer in area programs.

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Monday 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm

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(205) 326-1925

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