About Literacy KC

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

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

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

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 | 2017-01-19T21:03:08+00:00 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 | 2017-01-12T23:22:41+00:00 January 12th, 2017|About Literacy KC, Digital Literacy, Programs & Services, Student Stories, Understanding Adult Literacy|Comments Off on Students of Literacy KC

Ticket To Read 2016 Recap

At Literacy KC, 2016 was a year full of student progress and development! Our flagship program, Ticket to Read, meets students where they are both academically and geographically. Adult learners complete a basic literacy assessment before joining the Ticket to Read class that will best meet their learning needs. Classes are small with up to 14 [...]

By | 2017-01-05T21:45:05+00:00 January 5th, 2017|About Literacy KC, Announcements, Understanding Adult Literacy|Comments Off on Ticket To Read 2016 Recap

Students of Literacy KC

With 2016 coming to an end and the holiday season in full force, it is common to find yourself reflecting on this past year. The Writers for Readers program, a partnership between UMKC's Creative Writing Program & Literacy KC,  gives our students the opportunity to express themselves in new, exciting, and more imaginative ways all [...]

By | 2016-12-22T20:42:52+00:00 December 16th, 2016|About Literacy KC, Community Partners, Student Stories, Understanding Adult Literacy|Comments Off on Students of Literacy KC