Announcements

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

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

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

In its Fifth Year, #GivingTuesday is a Day of Global Giving

#GivingTuesday is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and widely recognized shopping events like Black Friday & Cyber Monday. Originally created by the team at the 92nd Street Y -- a cultural center in New York City that has been bringing people together around the values of service and giving back since 1874-- #GivingTuesday connects diverse [...]

By | 2016-11-17T21:43:55+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Announcements, Community Partners, For Volunteers, Special Events, Tips & Trends|Comments Off on In its Fifth Year, #GivingTuesday is a Day of Global Giving

AmeriDay Signals Start of Celebration

                  Happy #AmeriDay from Literacy KC! Literacy KC proudly joins the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) as they recognize this Friday, November 4th, as AmeriDay! AmeriDay marks the launch of a month long celebration honoring the start of service across the country. For those members [...]

By | 2016-11-08T19:00:12+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Announcements, Community Partners|Comments Off on AmeriDay Signals Start of Celebration

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?

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

Volunteer Rates Have Declined in the U.S

Why do people choose to volunteer? There are a variety of factors that range from the desire to make a difference in the community to learning new skills and building a resume. Regardless of the motivating factor, organizations that rely on volunteer support (such as Literacy KC) certainly appreciate when people in the community get involved. [...]