literacykc

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.

What is International Literacy Day?

This year marks the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day and Literacy KC is so excited to celebrate this day with the rest of the world. International Literacy Day 2016 celebrates and honors the past five decades of national and international engagement, efforts and progress made to increase literacy rates around the world. It also addresses [...]

By | 2016-10-27T17:27:20+00:00 September 8th, 2016|Announcements, For Volunteers|Comments Off on What is International Literacy Day?

5 Ways To Celebrate National Literacy Month!

September is National Literacy Month and at Literacy KC, we are so excited to celebrate! Strong literacy skills are essential skills for the development and growth of a community and our nation as a whole. However, literacy can easily get taken for granted as something that many of us have had the majority of our lives. [...]

By | 2016-11-08T18:30:52+00:00 September 1st, 2016|For Volunteers, Tips & Trends|Comments Off on 5 Ways To Celebrate National Literacy Month!

Student Spotlight: Twyla

Twyla is a student in the Ticket To Read program at Literacy KC. We sat down with Literacy KC student Twyla for a look into what drew her to our organization. Here is what she had to say: "I came to Literacy KC because I used to get frustrated when I would try [...]

By | 2016-11-08T18:36:29+00:00 August 25th, 2016|About Literacy KC, Student Stories|Comments Off on Student Spotlight: Twyla

The 30 Year History of Literacy KC

Literacy KC began as a dream and grew out of a passion to help people.  In 1985, a group of volunteers led by Catherine Matthews perceived a need and created a tiny organization to provide literacy tutoring for adults.  They had become aware of several adults that struggled with literacy skills and felt that there was [...]

By | 2016-11-08T18:54:35+00:00 August 18th, 2016|About Literacy KC, Programs & Services, Understanding Adult Literacy|Comments Off on The 30 Year History of Literacy KC

How Do Our Volunteers Help Literacy KC?

by Kate Brown, Volunteer & Community Outreach Coordinator As the staff member responsible for coordinating our volunteer efforts, I get a front row seat each day to the ways volunteers are helping Literacy KC work toward our mission of Literacy for All. Our volunteers are involved with many different aspects of the organization (see chart [...]

By | 2016-11-08T18:47:03+00:00 August 11th, 2016|About Literacy KC, For Volunteers, Understanding Adult Literacy|Comments Off on How Do Our Volunteers Help Literacy KC?

Let’s Read Program Summer Progress

Have you ever attended a class at any of our Let's Read sites? During this summer term, we had classes at Operation Breakthrough, Catholic Charities of St. Joseph, and two sites by Samuel Rodgers Health Centers, Chouteau Courts & Riverview Gardens. Thanks to our partner sites & instructors, many families in the Kansas City area have been [...]

By | 2016-11-08T18:34:31+00:00 August 4th, 2016|For Volunteers, Programs & Services|Comments Off on Let’s Read Program Summer Progress

Summer REPRESENT Term Comes to an End

  The REPRESENT Class photo! Seeking their Higher Purpose, the REPRESENT summer class completes its 8-week program today, July 28th, in literacy, visual symbology, personal finances, and job success. While each of the five students will continue their studies in August at MCC-Penn Valley community college, their career goals vary widely: Daniel’s [...]

By | 2016-10-27T17:50:44+00:00 July 28th, 2016|Announcements, Programs & Services|Comments Off on Summer REPRESENT Term Comes to an End

Spotlight: Literacy KC’s Digital Inclusion Fellow

  Sarah Bell, Literacy KC's Digital Inclusion Fellow, pictured with the other 21 Digital Inclusion Fellows throughout the country. I just returned from a week-long orientation in Portland, Oregon for Year 2 of the national Digital Inclusion Fellowship, where we, the 22 Fellows, heard from experts in the field of digital inclusion [...]

By | 2016-11-08T18:53:37+00:00 July 21st, 2016|About Literacy KC, Announcements, Digital Literacy, Understanding Adult Literacy|Comments Off on Spotlight: Literacy KC’s Digital Inclusion Fellow

Program Overview: Career Online High School

Literacy KC, in partnership with The Kansas City Public Library and Mid-Continent Public Library, is pleased offer a fully accredited, online high school program to selected, qualified adults via Career Online High School (COHS). We offer a small number of scholarships to adult learners 19 years of age and older who apply and meet the criteria [...]

By | 2016-10-27T17:35:54+00:00 July 14th, 2016|Community Partners, Programs & Services|Comments Off on Program Overview: Career Online High School