About the Moore County Literacy Council

Did you know?

The majority of MCLC students enter at third
grade level or less.

We teach basic life & literacy skills to Moore adults.

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 can open the universe for those who desire to grow and prosper.

Nearly 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 we we introduced Reading Rocks, and many remember the Annual Spelling Bee for Literacy of 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 illiteracy by offering free tutoring services to adults.

We assess each student’s ability and goals and create a learning plan designed to help each student succeed.  We train volunteer tutors, who are matched with students, according to schedules and expressed needs, and we supervise and assess their work together. We are a volunteer based organization, supported by a small professional staff, pledged to make a difference in the lives of local families and communities.

We stay connected with volunteers, students, donors, and Moore County residents in a variety of ways. In addition to our website, we also have a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/mooreliteracy), participate in community initiatives with other area non-profit organizations and speak at events hosted by area civic groups.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q:  What is the mission of the Moore County Literacy Council?
A:  Our mission is to teach basic literacy and life skills to Moore County adults.  Over 10%, or 7,000+,  Moore County adults lack the literacy skills to function well in everyday life. Our goal is to reverse the debilitating effects of low literacy and illiteracy by offering free educational and tutoring services to adults living in Moore County.

Q:  Who does the Moore County Literacy Council serve?
A:  If you are a Moore County adult who needs to improve your English language reading and writing skills to succeed in daily life you are eligible for our services. Please contact us at (910) 692-5954 or fill out our contact form and we will respond promptly.

Q:  Aren’t literacy programs only for people who can’t read?
A:  No. English literacy is defined “an individual’s ability to read, write and speak in English and the ability to solve problems at levels of proficiency necessary to function on the job and in society, to achieve one’s goals, and develop one’s knowledge and potential.”

Q:  How is the Moore County Literacy Council funded?
A:  Historically, almost 80% of our funding comes from grants (largest are United Way and Moore County) and local citizen donations. We also receive a significant amount of funding from our annual major fundraiser.  For more information on our MCLC donor profile Click HERE.