Blog 2016-10-19T15:36:09+00:00

How To Help Your Tween Or Teen Have A Fun, Safe Summer

June 1st, 2017|

When summer rolls around, most kids are ready to veg out in front of the television and sleep until noon every day, but one of the best ways to keep them safe and out of trouble is to help them plan out some activities. You don’t have to schedule their entire summer, but sitting down [...]

Is There a Device for That? Having the “Right Device” for the Job

May 12th, 2017|

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

April 12th, 2017|

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 [...]

Avila University & Literacy KC Partner to Advance Students

March 30th, 2017|

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 [...]

Chipotle day in benefit of Literacy KC is Monday March 20th!

March 16th, 2017|

Chipotle day in benefit of Literacy KC is just a few days away! This Monday March 20th, Treat yourself to a burrito at Chipotle off 39th Street in Midtown KC, MO between 11:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. You'll get much more than a delicious burrito--you'll also get the satisfaction of knowing 50% of the proceeds from [...]

Kecia and Career Online High School

March 2nd, 2017|

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, [...]