Student Stories

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

Kecia and Career Online High School

We love to share success stories, and Kecia is a great example of what a person can accomplish! Kecia recently graduated from the Career Online High School (COHS) program, while balancing a job and family.  She was kind enough to sit down and talk to us about her experiences completing the program. As a graduate, [...]

By | 2017-02-28T20:41:02+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Programs & Services, Student Stories|Comments Off on Kecia and Career Online High School

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

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

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

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

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 | 2016-11-10T19:53:21+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Digital Literacy, Programs & Services, Student Stories|Comments Off on Student Spotlight: Albert & His Computer

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

Student Rochelle Todd: Building On Confidence

By Will Orlowski, Ticket to Read Program Coordinator/AmeriCorps VISTA When I asked Rochelle Todd if I could interview her for this piece, I did not expect her to say yes. Not because Rochelle is a difficult person, or because she would be too shy to tell her story; I was pessimistic because Rochelle is one [...]