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Happy Kwanzaa!
12/26/2022

Happy Kwanzaa!

Merry Christmas!
12/25/2022

Merry Christmas!

Thanks to the Girl Scouts of North Central Alabama Troop # 30186 from Hoover for donating books to TLC!
12/21/2022

Thanks to the Girl Scouts of North Central Alabama Troop # 30186 from Hoover for donating books to TLC!

TLC holiday party celebrating a great year and honoring our amazing President and Executive Director, Katrina Watson. Fr...
12/16/2022

TLC holiday party celebrating a great year and honoring our amazing President and Executive Director, Katrina Watson. From everyone at TLC, we say THANK YOU to Katrina for over 5 years of outstanding leadership. Her efforts have yielded countless achievements for The Literacy Council, in addition to helping us better serve Central Alabama.

Good luck, Katrina. We will miss you!

12/12/2022

Junior League of Birmingham turned 100 this year. The Literacy Council was proud to be one of three community partners who shared their story - a Junior League story - at their 100 Year Gala. Hear remarks from ED Katrina Watson.

As part of TLC's Author Series made possible by Alabama Humanities Alliance, Lisa McNair joined in a discussion of her b...
12/08/2022

As part of TLC's Author Series made possible by Alabama Humanities Alliance, Lisa McNair joined in a discussion of her book "Dear Denise: Letters To The Sister I Never Knew" led by Adrienne Marshall, Director of Adult Literacy Programs at TLC.



Lisa McNair was born in 1964, one year after her older sister, Denise, was murdered in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. "Dear Denise" is a collection of forty letters from Lisa addressed to the sister she never knew, but in whose shadow of sacrifice and lost youth she was raised. These letters offer an intimate look into the life of a family touched by one of the most heinous tragedies of the Civil Rights Movement. Thank you for sharing your story, Lisa!

Want to get involved with The Literacy Council? Calling all between the ages of 23-40. apply to join TLC's Junior Board!...
12/06/2022

Want to get involved with The Literacy Council?

Calling all between the ages of 23-40. apply to join TLC's Junior Board!

Direct Message for more information and application.

On this Giving Tuesday, The Literacy Council would like to thank Milos for their generous support of our mission! Togeth...
11/29/2022

On this Giving Tuesday, The Literacy Council would like to thank Milos for their generous support of our mission! Together we are changing lives through improved literacy

Click link in bio or use the QR code to give today!
11/29/2022

Click link in bio or use the QR code to give today!

11/24/2022

TLC loved celebrating 100 years of the Junior League of Birmingham🧡 was one of the entities that helped start The Litera...
11/21/2022

TLC loved celebrating 100 years of the Junior League of Birmingham🧡

was one of the entities that helped start The Literacy Council in 1991.

Thank you to the people of JLB for all you have done over the last 100 years for the Birmingham community.

AUTHOR SERIESThe Literacy Council and Alabama Humanities Alliance are excited to present Dear Denise: A Conversation wit...
11/12/2022

AUTHOR SERIES

The Literacy Council and Alabama Humanities Alliance are excited to present Dear Denise: A Conversation with Lisa McNair as part of our Author Series.

Lisa McNair was born in 1964, one year after her older sister, Denise, was murdered in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Dear Denise is a collection of forty letters from Lisa addressed to the sister she never knew, but in whose shadow of sacrifice and lost youth she was raised. These letters offer an intimate look into the life of a family touched by one of the most heinous tragedies of the Civil Rights Movement.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 16, 2022. This is a program you do not want to miss -- Direct message to get registration link.

AUTHOR SERIESThe Literacy Council and Alabama Humanities Alliance are excited to present Dear Denise: A Conversation wit...
11/11/2022

AUTHOR SERIES

The Literacy Council and Alabama Humanities Alliance are excited to present Dear Denise: A Conversation with Lisa McNair as part of our Author Series.

Lisa McNair was born in 1964, one year after her older sister, Denise, was murdered in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Dear Denise is a collection of forty letters from Lisa addressed to the sister she never knew, but in whose shadow of sacrifice and lost youth she was raised. These letters offer an intimate look into the life of a family touched by one of the most heinous tragedies of the Civil Rights Movement.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 16, 2022. This is a program you do not want to miss -- Direct message to get registration link.

AUTHOR SERIESThe Literacy Council and Alabama Humanities Alliance are excited to present Dear Denise: A Conversation wit...
11/11/2022

AUTHOR SERIES

The Literacy Council and Alabama Humanities Alliance are excited to present Dear Denise: A Conversation with Lisa McNair as part of our Author Series.

Lisa McNair was born in 1964, one year after her older sister, Denise, was murdered in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Dear Denise is a collection of forty letters from Lisa addressed to the sister she never knew, but in whose shadow of sacrifice and lost youth she was raised. These letters offer an intimate look into the life of a family touched by one of the most heinous tragedies of the Civil Rights Movement.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 16, 2022. This is a program you do not want to miss -- Direct message to get registration link.

HAPPENING NEXT WEEK!The Literacy Council and Alabama Humanities Alliance are excited to present Dear Denise: A Conversat...
11/09/2022

HAPPENING NEXT WEEK!

The Literacy Council and Alabama Humanities Alliance are excited to present Dear Denise: A Conversation with Lisa McNair as part of our Author Series.

Lisa McNair was born in 1964, one year after her older sister, Denise, was murdered in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Dear Denise is a collection of forty letters from Lisa addressed to the sister she never knew, but in whose shadow of sacrifice and lost youth she was raised. These letters offer an intimate look into the life of a family touched by one of the most heinous tragedies of the Civil Rights Movement.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 16, 2022. This is a program you do not want to miss -- Direct message to get registration link.

Thank you  for spotlighting Danielle Tipton, Director of Finance and Operations for TLC. We look forward to seeing the w...
11/08/2022

Thank you for spotlighting Danielle Tipton, Director of Finance and Operations for TLC. We look forward to seeing the ways Danielle help build a better community, region, and world through Rotarat.

Interested in serving on TLC's Junior Board? Anyone ages 23-40, come by Avondale Brewing Co. on Tuesday, November 8th to...
10/27/2022

Interested in serving on TLC's Junior Board? Anyone ages 23-40, come by Avondale Brewing Co. on Tuesday, November 8th to hang out and hear more about what we do.

We are accepting membership applications starting November 1, 2022.

Direct message for more information.

Don’t miss out on a fun event hosted by SimpleFolk Network supporting TLC.Lyrics For Literacy🧡 happening THIS Friday nig...
10/27/2022

Don’t miss out on a fun event hosted by SimpleFolk Network supporting TLC.

Lyrics For Literacy🧡 happening THIS Friday night. See y’all there!!

This is the last week for the FOREVER FUNDRAISER! Personalized mugs, puzzles, holiday cards, calendars...so many options...
10/25/2022

This is the last week for the FOREVER FUNDRAISER! Personalized mugs, puzzles, holiday cards, calendars...so many options!

Comment to be added to the TLC Forever Fundraiser for more informations, special discounts and flash sales!

Check out ED Katrina Watson's personalized mug she purchased through the TLC Forever Fundraiser last year! Don't miss ou...
10/20/2022

Check out ED Katrina Watson's personalized mug she purchased through the TLC Forever Fundraiser last year! Don't miss out on making beautiful gifts with pictures of fun memories or loved ones all while supporting The Literacy Council.

Comment or direct message to be added to the TLC Forever Fundraiser page to hear about discounts and flash sales. You'll also learn about what products Forever has available to personalize - coffee mugs, calendars, ornaments and more!

Thank you Ann Jessup Gulledge for organizing this FUNdraiser!

We are hiring!The Literacy Council has two open positions -ESOL Program Coordinator & Program Impact FellowFor full desc...
10/19/2022

We are hiring!

The Literacy Council has two open positions -
ESOL Program Coordinator & Program Impact Fellow
For full descriptions of each position, visit literacy-council.org/careers/

TLC is still reveling over the excitment of this day at AmFirst Charity Golf Tournament - THANK YOU for your generosity ...
10/19/2022

TLC is still reveling over the excitment of this day at AmFirst Charity Golf Tournament - THANK YOU for your generosity and commitment to the community !

FOREVER FUNDRAISER! Personalized mugs, puzzles, holiday cards, calendars...so many options!Something special is happenin...
10/18/2022

FOREVER FUNDRAISER! Personalized mugs, puzzles, holiday cards, calendars...so many options!

Something special is happening this October - purchase gifts from Forever through Forever Ambassador and former TLC board chair Ann Gulledge and she will donate a % to The Literacy Council!

Comment to be added to the TLC Forever Fundraiser for more informations, special discounts and flash sales!

In the beginning of October, TLC staff members, Stephanie Lyas, Adrienne Marshall, Paula Rangel, Helen Dolive and Chandr...
10/17/2022

In the beginning of October, TLC staff members, Stephanie Lyas, Adrienne Marshall, Paula Rangel, Helen Dolive and Chandra Rice had the opportunity to attend the ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Education in San Antonio, TX. We are all always learning!

Interested in serving on TLC's Junior Board? Anyone ages 23-40, come by Avondale Brewing Co. on Tuesday, November 8th to...
10/13/2022

Interested in serving on TLC's Junior Board? Anyone ages 23-40, come by Avondale Brewing Co. on Tuesday, November 8th to hang out and hear more about what we do.

We are accepting membership applications starting November 1, 2022.

Direct message for more information.

Check out TLC's St. County Coordinator, Ron DeThomas on 33/40 News promoting St. Clair's free Homework Helpline.Parents ...
10/12/2022

Check out TLC's St. County Coordinator, Ron DeThomas on 33/40 News promoting St. Clair's free Homework Helpline.

Parents in St. Clair County: Do you need homework help for your children? Call the number below to get connected with a tutor. The homework hotline is open from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday at 205-378-9072.

See full article and video:
https://abc3340.com/news/local/st-clair-co-literacy-council-offers-free-homework-hotline-to-help-parents-pell-city-pandemic-school

FOREVER FUNDRAISER! Do some holiday shopping while supporting TLC!Something special is happening this month... an opport...
10/10/2022

FOREVER FUNDRAISER! Do some holiday shopping while supporting TLC!

Something special is happening this month... an opportunity where you can help earn money for The Literacy Council. A former board chairs, Ann Gulledge, is an Associate Lead Ambassador for a company called Forever. Forever offers a full line-up of solutions for your photos, videos and movies including digital conversion, a safe place to store and organize your photo memories, and photo cards and gifts.

For the month of October, Ann is donating 20% of all cash sales (excluding shipping costs) to The Literacy Council. In addition, all new Forever customers will receive a $20 coupon off their first purchase! Go to "TLC Forever Fundraiser" to see more Facebook posts.

In addition to cards, Forever also offers other photo gifts as shown in the attached flyer. Everyone loves receiving a personalized gift! They are quick and easy to create with the beautiful templates available through Forever.

Ann will be hosting a private Facebook group where she will be able to show you these items and tell you more about them. Comment with any questions!

10/07/2022

WOW - what an exciting day at the AmFirst Golf Tournament. America's First's commitment to Community First is evident by its strong support of Nonprofits. Check out ED Katrina Watson’s face, along with the other nonprofit leaders, as they announce the gift amount…priceless! It's the most they've raised through their annual charitable initiatives.

Thank you AmFirst for rewriting people's stories through this significant gift. We are so grateful!

Check out 's Charity Golf Tournament happening on October 6, 2022. This year, AmFirst has chosen TLC as one of three org...
09/16/2022

Check out 's Charity Golf Tournament happening on October 6, 2022. This year, AmFirst has chosen TLC as one of three organizations to benefit from this fabulous event. We are so grateful! See you on the course⛳️ !

For more information, visit
https://amfirst.ejoinme.org/amfirstgolf

Have you ever thought about becoming a TLC tutor? Stephanie, Director of ESOL Programs (English for Speakers of Other La...
09/15/2022

Have you ever thought about becoming a TLC tutor?

Stephanie, Director of ESOL Programs (English for Speakers of Other Languages) for TLC, is pictured above leading ESOL tutor training. TLC makes sure all of our volunteer tutors feel confident and equipped to begin their journey tutoring.

Visit TLC website to learn how to become a tutor today! www.literacy-council.org

We are hiring! The Literacy Council has two open positions -ESOL Program Coordinator & Program Impact FellowFor full des...
09/12/2022

We are hiring!

The Literacy Council has two open positions -

ESOL Program Coordinator & Program Impact Fellow

For full descriptions of each position, visit literacy-council.org/careers/

Address

2301 1st Avenue 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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