Programs & Services

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

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

Literacy KC Term 1 2016 Recap

As we prepare for the Term 2 classes to begin, we reflect on the inspiring results from Term 1. Our students are consistently learning and growing with each day of class on their path to literary success. This past term, we had 13 Ticket to Read classes with 145 students enrolled! Take a look at the [...]

By | 2016-11-08T18:57:13+00:00 May 26th, 2016|About Literacy KC, Announcements, Programs & Services|Comments Off on Literacy KC Term 1 2016 Recap

REPRESENT’s First Cohort of Student-Interns Takes Flight!

We celebrate our REPRESENT trailblazers: Chauncey, Nicodemas, Dustin, Richard, Quasim, Mynikka, Jaime, Crystal, and Nadia. Nine student-interns completed the first term of Literacy KC’s young adults' workshop, REPRESENT, on April 27th! They celebrated their final class with Literacy KC Instructor Phil Denver, Program Coordinator Anne Gatschet, and four volunteer tutor/coaches.  Their journey [...]

Program Overview: Let’s Read

Our newest instructor, Mary Weir, teaching at a Let's Read Class. How can we help children in Kansas City be successful readers? It’s a loaded question. Some say early literacy intervention and kindergarten readiness are the most important factors to help our students. Others suggest that we need to look at larger [...]

By | 2016-11-08T18:14:31+00:00 March 24th, 2016|About Literacy KC, Programs & Services|Comments Off on Program Overview: Let’s Read

How Does Technology Affect Low-Literate Adults?

By Sarah Bell, Ticket to Read Instructor and Google Fellow In the 21st century, it is impossible to talk about literacy without mentioning the digital component. It seems like everything has an online counterpart these days. Most of these provide convenience in our busy lives, such as online banking, bill pay, shopping, Google maps, etc. [...]

New Represent Program Launches 15 Student-Interns Toward Success

“The past is important because it makes me learn.” “The future is about trying to be successful.” “The present is here and I’m going to live it!” These were thoughts voiced by three of the 15 dynamic, ambitious student-interns in the first cohort of Literacy KC’s new Represent program. The innovative curriculum, which began February [...]

By | 2016-11-08T18:09:12+00:00 February 18th, 2016|For Volunteers, Programs & Services|Comments Off on New Represent Program Launches 15 Student-Interns Toward Success

Enthusiasm Abounds for Term 1 2016: Behind-the-Scenes During Orientation

A full week of Literacy KC program orientation activities drew dozens of students interested in improving their literacy skills and reaching life goals. The result was 156 students signed up for our 2016 Term 1 Ticket to Read classes beginning February 8 and continuing through April 27. A select group of students qualified for our [...]

By | 2016-11-08T18:49:58+00:00 February 4th, 2016|About Literacy KC, Programs & Services, Understanding Adult Literacy|Comments Off on Enthusiasm Abounds for Term 1 2016: Behind-the-Scenes During Orientation

Practical Steps Toward Achieving a Dream

A year ago, Tierra Lewis was enrolled in a GED class at an area community college, but feeling far from her dream of starting her own childcare business. “It just didn’t work for me,” says the mother of a daughter, age 11, and son, 6. Just by chance, Tierra passed by the Literacy KC offices [...]

By | 2016-10-27T17:36:49+00:00 January 28th, 2016|Programs & Services, Student Stories|Comments Off on Practical Steps Toward Achieving a Dream

2015: A Momentous Year for Literacy Kansas City: A Letter from the Executive Director and a Photo Essay of the Year in Review

A Note from the Executive Director As I reflect and look back on this last year, my question for you is, how much do you really know about what Literacy Kansas City is doing these days? So much has changed around here that if it’s been more than a year or so since you’ve visited [...]

By | 2016-11-08T18:42:15+00:00 December 31st, 2015|About Literacy KC, Announcements, For Volunteers, Programs & Services, Understanding Adult Literacy|Comments Off on 2015: A Momentous Year for Literacy Kansas City: A Letter from the Executive Director and a Photo Essay of the Year in Review