Literacy KC

About Literacy KC

Literacy KC is a nonprofit organization that helps adults in the Kansas City metropolitan area improve their reading, writing, math & digital skills.

Changing Lives Beyond Words For Over 30 Years

For over thirty years Literacy KC has had the privilege of helping hard-working Kansas Citians improve their literacy skills.  Thirty years is a long time, and we don’t always realize how many people our work has affected.  But, sometimes we’ll be out and about and run into a person who shares with us the story [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|About Literacy KC, Student Stories, Tutor Testimonials, Understanding Adult Literacy|Comments Off on Changing Lives Beyond Words For Over 30 Years

Help us find the next Director of Programs for Literacy KC

Are you our next Director of Programs? Or do you know a person who is the perfect fit for Literacy KC?  Literacy KC’s mission is to advance literacy among Kansas City area adults through direct service, advocacy and collaboration. Our vision is "literacy for all." Literacy KC offers adults and their families a welcoming community [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|Announcements, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Help us find the next Director of Programs for Literacy KC

We Launched the Literacy KC Podcast!

We want everyone in Kansas City to know about the free services Literacy KC offers to help adults improve their reading, writing, math, and digital skills. To help get the word out we launched our own Literacy KC podcast series. Over the next few months we’ll share a series of audio interviews with our students, [...]

By | February 16th, 2017|About Literacy KC, AmeriCorps VISTA|Comments Off on We Launched the Literacy KC Podcast!

Students of Literacy KC

This post is part three of a three part series made possible by the Writers for Readers program, a partnership between UMKC’s Creative Writing Program & Literacy KC. It gives our students the opportunity to express themselves in new, exciting, and more imaginative ways all while improving basic reading and writing skills. Here are some [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|About Literacy KC, Digital Literacy, Programs & Services, Student Stories, Understanding Adult Literacy|Comments Off on Students of Literacy KC

Tips For Improving Vocabulary

Have you ever found yourself in a position where you know what you want to say but you can't seem to find the right words to properly express your thoughts? One way to prevent this from happening is to expand your vocabulary, as the more words that you are familiar with, the less likely it [...]

By | January 26th, 2017|Tips & Trends|Comments Off on Tips For Improving Vocabulary

What do Volunteers do for Literacy KC?

At Literacy KC, we rely heavily on the participation and active engagement of volunteers. In 2016, over 300 volunteers served a total of 8,472.55 hours at Literacy KC, the equivalent of over four full-time staff members! According to The Independent Sector's rates for volunteer hours, the value of the work of our volunteers was over $195,000 [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|About Literacy KC, For Volunteers|Comments Off on What do Volunteers do for Literacy KC?

Students of Literacy KC

This post is part two of a three part series made possible by the Writers for Readers program, a partnership between UMKC’s Creative Writing Program & Literacy KC. It gives our students the opportunity to express themselves in new, exciting, and more imaginative ways all while improving basic reading and writing skills. Here are some [...]

By | January 12th, 2017|About Literacy KC, Digital Literacy, Programs & Services, Student Stories, Understanding Adult Literacy|Comments Off on Students of Literacy KC