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.

Is There a Device for That? Having the “Right Device” for the Job

As practitioners and leaders across the country recognize the importance of digital equity this week for National Digital Inclusion Week, Literacy KC is proud to be an active participant in this conversation and supporter of this movement. We try to tackle all three parts of digital inclusion at our organization: access, devices, and digital literacy [...]

The Power of Community

by Gabriell Smith Ticket to Read Coordinator/ AmeriCorps VISTA The phrase “it takes a village” certainly applies to mastering literacy. For years Literacy KC thrived as a one-to-one tutoring model, working hard to reach the thousands of low-literate adults in the Kansas City area—forgetting only one thing—the power of community. You see, no one person ever [...]

By | 2017-04-13T02:25:19+00:00 April 12th, 2017|About Literacy KC, Student Stories|Comments Off on The Power of Community

Avila University & Literacy KC Partner to Advance Students

Abigail Lambke started with Literacy KC as a tutor in our Ticket to Read Program. Abigail transitioned into volunteering for our digital literacy classes, where she was able to interact with students in our computer lab on their coursework and life skills needs. As she continued to work with students in the lab, she began to [...]

By | 2017-03-30T15:35:18+00:00 March 30th, 2017|About Literacy KC, Announcements|Comments Off on Avila University & Literacy KC Partner to Advance Students

Kecia and Career Online High School

We love to share success stories, and Kecia is a great example of what a person can accomplish! Kecia recently graduated from the Career Online High School (COHS) program, while balancing a job and family.  She was kind enough to sit down and talk to us about her experiences completing the program. As a graduate, [...]

By | 2017-02-28T20:41:02+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Programs & Services, Student Stories|Comments Off on Kecia and Career Online High School

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 | 2017-02-21T20:57:10+00:00 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 | 2017-02-21T23:01:10+00:00 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 | 2017-02-13T16:55:23+00:00 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 | 2017-02-02T22:28:19+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|About Literacy KC, Digital Literacy, Programs & Services, Student Stories, Understanding Adult Literacy|Comments Off on Students of Literacy KC