Moore County Literacy Council
… is a 501(c)(3) organization, formed in 1987 by a few committed individuals. The founders recognized the crippling effect of illiteracy and low literacy on individuals, families and communities, and how teaching reading and writing can open the universe for those who desire to grow and prosper.
Almost 80% of our funding comes from right here in Moore County, including grants from United Way and Moore County, both of which are funded by local citizens, and from our annual major fundraiser. In 2016 this was the Reading Rocks Campaign, June 1st-August 25th. Many remember the Annual Spelling Bee for Literacy in past years. Our solid, generous base of supporters – individuals, service organizations, churches, businesses, local foundations – helps us achieve our vision, which is to reverse the debilitating consequences of adult low literacy and illiteracy by offering free tutoring services to adults.
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Moore County Literacy Council Receives National Book Fund Grant
The Moore County Literacy Council (MCLC) is pleased to announce it has received a $1,879.80 National Book Fund grant from ProLiteracy, the largest adult literacy and basic education membership organization in the nation.
The grant-in-kind will provide much needed educational materials for the MCLC’s Adult Basic Education (ABE) program.
The National Book Fund grant materials – which include software, workbooks, and adult low-literacy novels – would serve current and future students enrolled in the ABE program. They are hoping to target not only the 18-36 year old students by combining the software with the print materials, but also the other students, while positively impacting every ABE student that utilizes the materials. “Every year more than 100 adults improve their reading and writing at the Literacy Council.
We do our best to create an ideal learning experience for our students with one-on-one tutoring provided by qualified and certified tutors, who are supported by experienced reading specialists using the latest materials in a confidential and supportive environment.
We are so proud of our students and our 75 volunteer tutors, each of whom has been trained and certified by ProLiteracy. These wonderful materials provided by the National Book Fund grant will enable our tutors to provide an even more enriching experience for our students.
I would like to thank Kathy McGougan, our Program Coordinator, and Terry Taylor, our Program Specialist, for obtaining this grant,” stated Stuart Mills, Executive Director for the Moore County Literacy Council.