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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....

We love that on International Literacy Day, UAB College of Arts & Sciences chose to highlight our agency and our leader!...
09/09/2021

We love that on International Literacy Day, UAB College of Arts & Sciences chose to highlight our agency and our leader! Thank you UAB for sharing the importance of literacy.

September 8 is International Literacy Day! We want to give a shoutout to The Literacy Council, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2021. The Literacy Council of Central Alabama’s mission is to improve the lives of adults and their families through literacy education that teaches people to read, write, and speak English.

UAB alumna Katrina Watson, pictured here at The Literacy Council's main office in Birmingham, serves as the president and executive director of the organization. A 2016 graduate of UAB’s MPA program, Katrina was recognized in 2018 as a Rising Star by the UAB National Alumni Society. Learn more about The Literacy Council of Central Alabama by visiting their website at literacy-council.org.

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Thousands of lives have been changed over TLC's 30 year history. During the next three weeks we'll share some of those s...
09/08/2021
The Literacy Council: Providing a Platform

Thousands of lives have been changed over TLC's 30 year history. During the next three weeks we'll share some of those stories with you.

Each person TLC serves has unique gifts. They have various goals, reasons for coming to TLC, and personal history. Click below and watch as they, along with their tutors, share how literacy gave them a second chance, an opportunity to excel, and opportunity for their voice to be heard.
#SpreadTheWords #TLC30

Learn more about our Adult Basic Literacy and Workforce Development programs at https://literacy-council.orgStory made possible by the Alabama Power Foundati...

As part of the celebration of National Literacy Month, TLC is spotlighting a few of the books from our Book Club in Walk...
09/03/2021

As part of the celebration of National Literacy Month, TLC is spotlighting a few of the books from our Book Club in Walker County.

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, The Giver by Lois Lowry and The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan are a few favorites.

Through the book club, students improve their reading skills and develop a love for reading. Happy National Literacy Month!

It is essential that people possess the skills to gather, read, and understand information to problem-solve and make imp...
09/01/2021

It is essential that people possess the skills to gather, read, and understand information to problem-solve and make important decisions. The Literacy Council's programs are closing the gap in education that helps people reach their full potential. The goals and accomplishments are as different as the people TLC serves...
Attaining a driver's license.
Earning a GED.
Gaining a promotion at work.
Reading to a grandchild.
September is National Literacy Month and each week we will share stories of lives changed through literacy.
#SpreadTheWords #TLC30

It is essential that people possess the skills to gather, read, and understand information to problem-solve and make important decisions. The Literacy Council's programs are closing the gap in education that helps people reach their full potential. The goals and accomplishments are as different as the people TLC serves...
Attaining a driver's license.
Earning a GED.
Gaining a promotion at work.
Reading to a grandchild.
September is National Literacy Month and each week we will share stories of lives changed through literacy.
#SpreadTheWords #TLC30

Thank you to everyone who tuned in for Kickin' Chicken. If you missed it, there's still an opportunity to watch and make...
08/29/2021
Kickin' Chicken

Thank you to everyone who tuned in for Kickin' Chicken. If you missed it, there's still an opportunity to watch and make a donation. Click below.

As a result of the current rising levels of community spread in the Greater Birmingham area, The Literacy Council junior board has decided to move Kickin’ Chicken to a virtual format. We invite you to tune in on Saturday, August 28 from 5-6 p.m. to see stories about the lives changed through TLC. ...

We're just one hour away and there's still time to register. Click below. See you soon!
08/28/2021
Kickin' Chicken

We're just one hour away and there's still time to register. Click below. See you soon!

As a result of the current rising levels of community spread in the Greater Birmingham area, The Literacy Council junior board has decided to move Kickin’ Chicken to a virtual format. We invite you to tune in on Saturday, August 28 from 5-6 p.m. to see stories about the lives changed through TLC. ...

Not up to beating the heat today? Turn on the AC and register to watch Kickin' Chicken. The show starts at 5 and there's...
08/28/2021
Kickin' Chicken

Not up to beating the heat today? Turn on the AC and register to watch Kickin' Chicken. The show starts at 5 and there's still time to register. Join us! https://kickinchicken.swell.gives/

As a result of the current rising levels of community spread in the Greater Birmingham area, The Literacy Council junior board has decided to move Kickin’ Chicken to a virtual format. We invite you to tune in on Saturday, August 28 from 5-6 p.m. to see stories about the lives changed through TLC. ...

Hey friends of TLC! It's Kickin' Chicken Day! Don't forget you have to register to receive the link to watch. Click belo...
08/28/2021
Kickin' Chicken

Hey friends of TLC! It's Kickin' Chicken Day! Don't forget you have to register to receive the link to watch. Click below and register now!

As a result of the current rising levels of community spread in the Greater Birmingham area, The Literacy Council junior board has decided to move Kickin’ Chicken to a virtual format. We invite you to tune in on Saturday, August 28 from 5-6 p.m. to see stories about the lives changed through TLC. ...

KICKIN' CHICKEN SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT! Thank you Altec Inc. for supporting TLC. Tomorrow is the day! Have you registered? Cl...
08/27/2021

KICKIN' CHICKEN SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT! Thank you Altec Inc. for supporting TLC. Tomorrow is the day! Have you registered? Click here - https://kickinchicken.swell.gives

KICKIN' CHICKEN SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT! Thank you Altec Inc. for supporting TLC. Tomorrow is the day! Have you registered? Click here - https://kickinchicken.swell.gives

KICKIN' CHICKEN SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT! Thank you to UAB Medicine for your commitment to our community and literacy. Tomorrow...
08/27/2021

KICKIN' CHICKEN SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT! Thank you to UAB Medicine for your commitment to our community and literacy. Tomorrow is the day! Have you registered? Click here - https://kickinchicken.swell.gives

KICKIN' CHICKEN SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT! Thank you to UAB Medicine for your commitment to our community and literacy. Tomorrow is the day! Have you registered? Click here - https://kickinchicken.swell.gives

CHEERS! Virtual Kickin' Chicken is TOMORROW! Click the link below to register for free. Once you register, you’ll receiv...
08/27/2021

CHEERS! Virtual Kickin' Chicken is TOMORROW! Click the link below to register for free. Once you register, you’ll receive a viewing link! Check back tomorrow, August 28 at 5pm to watch the event. You won’t want to miss it!

https://kickinchicken.swell.gives/

CHEERS! Virtual Kickin' Chicken is TOMORROW! Click the link below to register for free. Once you register, you’ll receive a viewing link! Check back tomorrow, August 28 at 5pm to watch the event. You won’t want to miss it!

https://kickinchicken.swell.gives/

HEY! Kickin' Chicken presented by Alabama Power Foundation is TOMORROW! Did you register to watch? Don't delay! Click be...
08/27/2021
Kickin' Chicken

HEY! Kickin' Chicken presented by Alabama Power Foundation is TOMORROW! Did you register to watch? Don't delay! Click below to get your link.

As a result of the current rising levels of community spread in the Greater Birmingham area, The Literacy Council junior board has decided to move Kickin’ Chicken to a virtual format. We invite you to tune in on Saturday, August 28 from 5-6 p.m. to see stories about the lives changed through TLC. ...

KICKIN' CHICKEN SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT! Thank you Medical Properties Trust for your strong support. Don't forget to register ...
08/26/2021

KICKIN' CHICKEN SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT! Thank you Medical Properties Trust for your strong support. Don't forget to register to watch Kickin' Chicken this Saturday - https://kickinchicken.swell.gives/!

KICKIN' CHICKEN SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT! Thank you Medical Properties Trust for your strong support. Don't forget to register to watch Kickin' Chicken this Saturday - https://kickinchicken.swell.gives/!

KICKIN' CHICKEN SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT! Thank you AutoTec for your commitment to literacy in our community. Don't forget to r...
08/26/2021

KICKIN' CHICKEN SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT! Thank you AutoTec for your commitment to literacy in our community.
Don't forget to register to watch Kickin Chicken this Saturday - https://kickinchicken.swell.gives/!

KICKIN' CHICKEN SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT! Thank you AutoTec for your commitment to literacy in our community.
Don't forget to register to watch Kickin Chicken this Saturday - https://kickinchicken.swell.gives/!

We’re only a few days away from the debut of our 2021 virtual Kickin’ Chicken! Sign-up for your FREE registration to wat...
08/26/2021

We’re only a few days away from the debut of our 2021 virtual Kickin’ Chicken! Sign-up for your FREE registration to watch the event on Swell at the link below (donations also accepted 🤗)!

https://kickinchicken.swell.gives/

You asked for it, and we are delivering! B. Snipes is returning this year with an encore performance. Be sure to tune in this Saturday from 5-6pm to see everything this virtual Kickin’ Chicken has to offer!

We’re only a few days away from the debut of our 2021 virtual Kickin’ Chicken! Sign-up for your FREE registration to watch the event on Swell at the link below (donations also accepted 🤗)!

https://kickinchicken.swell.gives/

You asked for it, and we are delivering! B. Snipes is returning this year with an encore performance. Be sure to tune in this Saturday from 5-6pm to see everything this virtual Kickin’ Chicken has to offer!

We are just TWO DAYS away from Kickin' Chicken presented by Alabama Power Foundation. Have you registered? Click below t...
08/26/2021
Kickin' Chicken

We are just TWO DAYS away from Kickin' Chicken presented by Alabama Power Foundation. Have you registered? Click below to access the page, click the REGISTER TO ATTEND button and follow through the process. This is a FREE event but you MUST register to receive the link to watch. We hope you'll join us!

As a result of the current rising levels of community spread in the Greater Birmingham area, The Literacy Council junior board has decided to move Kickin’ Chicken to a virtual format. We invite you to tune in on Saturday, August 28 from 5-6 p.m. to see stories about the lives changed through TLC. ...

KICKIN CHICKEN SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT! Thank you Drink Milo's for supporting TLC! Be sure to tune in Saturday to learn how to...
08/25/2021

KICKIN CHICKEN SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT! Thank you Drink Milo's for supporting TLC! Be sure to tune in Saturday to learn how to make a special cocktail using Milo's Tea. Click here to register - https://kickinchicken.swell.gives/.

KICKIN CHICKEN SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT! Thank you Drink Milo's for supporting TLC! Be sure to tune in Saturday to learn how to make a special cocktail using Milo's Tea. Click here to register - https://kickinchicken.swell.gives/.

08/25/2021

KICKIN CHICKEN SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT! Kickin’ Chicken is almost here! Dropping a little message from Kickin' Chicken sponsor Piggly Wiggly Crestline . Click here to register to watch and make a donation - https://kickinchicken.swell.gives/.

KICKIN CHICKEN SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT! Thank you UAB Medicine for your support of TLC and our work to improve the lives of ad...
08/24/2021

KICKIN CHICKEN SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT! Thank you UAB Medicine for your support of TLC and our work to improve the lives of adult and their families through literacy education.

KICKIN CHICKEN SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT! Thank you UAB Medicine for your support of TLC and our work to improve the lives of adult and their families through literacy education.

Hey friends of TLC... IMPORTANT Kickin' Chicken update. In order to watch Kickin' Chicken this coming Saturday you need ...
08/24/2021
Kickin' Chicken

Hey friends of TLC... IMPORTANT Kickin' Chicken update. In order to watch Kickin' Chicken this coming Saturday you need to register. THIS IS EVENT IS FREE... but you MUST register to receive your link to watch the show. Follow the link posted here and click the PURCHASE TICKETS button. Again, this is event is FREE, and the PURCHASE TICKET button will take you through the registration process. See you online Saturday!

As a result of the current rising levels of community spread in the Greater Birmingham area, The Literacy Council junior board has decided to move Kickin’ Chicken to a virtual format. We invite you to tune in on Saturday, August 28 from 5-6 p.m. to see stories about the lives changed through TLC. ...

We have another awesome musical act lined up for Kickin' Chicken this Saturday! Roger Day, one of the top award-winning ...
08/24/2021

We have another awesome musical act lined up for Kickin' Chicken this Saturday! Roger Day, one of the top award-winning family recording artists, who grew up in Birmingham, joins The Literacy Council's annual fund-raising event for an encore performance from last year's fantastic event! Roger will perform three songs to inspire kids of all ages and sizes. Wordplay and whimsy are all part of the musical fun at this virtual mini-concert.

There's still time to give to The Literacy Council to help the junior board meet their goal! Give today at https://kickinchicken.swell.gives/

We have another awesome musical act lined up for Kickin' Chicken this Saturday! Roger Day, one of the top award-winning family recording artists, who grew up in Birmingham, joins The Literacy Council's annual fund-raising event for an encore performance from last year's fantastic event! Roger will perform three songs to inspire kids of all ages and sizes. Wordplay and whimsy are all part of the musical fun at this virtual mini-concert.

There's still time to give to The Literacy Council to help the junior board meet their goal! Give today at https://kickinchicken.swell.gives/

We are ONE WEEK away from the debut of our 2021 virtual Kickin' Chicken event - Saturday, August 28 from 5-6pm. During t...
08/21/2021

We are ONE WEEK away from the debut of our 2021 virtual Kickin' Chicken event - Saturday, August 28 from 5-6pm.

During the event, we’ll have an exceptional Ghost Train Mixologist teach you how to make the speciality cocktail for the evening, the John Daly! Made with Ghost Train Brewing Co. Vodka, Drink Milo's sweet tea, and Milo’s lemonade (one of our event sponsors), this is a drink that’s perfect for sippin’ on your front porch.

Visit https://kickinchicken.swell.gives/ to support The Literacy Council today!

We are ONE WEEK away from the debut of our 2021 virtual Kickin' Chicken event - Saturday, August 28 from 5-6pm.

During the event, we’ll have an exceptional Ghost Train Mixologist teach you how to make the speciality cocktail for the evening, the John Daly! Made with Ghost Train Brewing Co. Vodka, Drink Milo's sweet tea, and Milo’s lemonade (one of our event sponsors), this is a drink that’s perfect for sippin’ on your front porch.

Visit https://kickinchicken.swell.gives/ to support The Literacy Council today!

Many thanks to our media sponsor Bham Now  - Birmingham’s modern media for helping us #SpreadTheWords about Kickin' Chic...
08/20/2021
It's time for a virtual party—Kickin' Chicken is back on Sat, Aug. 28!

Many thanks to our media sponsor Bham Now - Birmingham’s modern media for helping us #SpreadTheWords about Kickin' Chicken and TLC. We hope you will tune in next Saturday, August 28.

Who is ready for some kickin' chicken?! The Literacy Council's popular fundraiser is going virtual on Saturday, Aug 28, and you're invited! 🐔🔥

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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.

Opening Hours

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

Telephone

(205) 326-1925

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