Programs & Services

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

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

The Digital Skills Component of 21st Century Literacy

When you think of literacy, what comes to mind? Perhaps you think of one of your favorite books, or a piece of notebook paper waiting to be covered in neat rows of writing. Maybe you think of your email inbox, full of unread emails needing to be answered. Or your Facebook account, filled with posts [...]

By | December 8th, 2016|About Literacy KC, Digital Literacy, Programs & Services, Understanding Adult Literacy|Comments Off on The Digital Skills Component of 21st Century Literacy

Student Spotlight: Albert & His Computer

Albert joined Literacy KC in Fall 2016. When he was enrolling in classes, he told his registrar that he did not have any interest in learning about computers. Eight weeks later, Albert has worked on numerous digital lessons, learning websites, and received instruction in the classroom. Our assisted computer lab staff hours have allowed for [...]

By | November 10th, 2016|Digital Literacy, Programs & Services, Student Stories|Comments Off on Student Spotlight: Albert & His Computer

Teaching Families to Bond Through Reading

The Let’s Read Family Reading program is a multi-generational approach to family reading. Built to inspire a tradition of reading in the home, Let’s Read offers an action packed hour each week for caregivers and children to laugh, read, and play together. Each session centers on a weekly theme and includes age appropriate books, crafts, [...]

By | October 27th, 2016|About Literacy KC, Programs & Services|Comments Off on Teaching Families to Bond Through Reading

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 | August 18th, 2016|About Literacy KC, Programs & Services, Understanding Adult Literacy|Comments Off on The 30 Year History of 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 | 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 | July 28th, 2016|Announcements, Programs & Services|Comments Off on Summer REPRESENT Term Comes to an End