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Students of Literacy KC

February 2nd, 2017|

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 [...]

Tips For Improving Vocabulary

January 26th, 2017|

Have you ever found yourself in a position where you know what you want to say but you can't seem to find the right words to properly express your thoughts? One way to prevent this from happening is to expand your vocabulary, as the more words that you are familiar with, the less likely it [...]

What do Volunteers do for Literacy KC?

January 19th, 2017|

At Literacy KC, we rely heavily on the participation and active engagement of volunteers. In 2016, over 300 volunteers served a total of 8,472.55 hours at Literacy KC, the equivalent of over four full-time staff members! According to The Independent Sector's rates for volunteer hours, the value of the work of our volunteers was over $195,000 [...]

Students of Literacy KC

January 12th, 2017|

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 [...]

Ticket To Read 2016 Recap

January 5th, 2017|

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 [...]

Kansas City AmeriCorps VISTAs Needed!

December 22nd, 2016|

As we celebrate the holiday season, it is common to spend time and resources being generous to others. As we look forward to a new year, Literacy KC & AmeriCorps VISTA have new opportunities for people that want to make a difference in the Kansas City community! Along with managing the VISTAs at Literacy KC, we [...]