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. 22% of Moore County adults lack the literacy skills to function well in everyday life. Our goal is to reverse the debilitating effects of 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. 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 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 fundraising activities including our annual Spelling Bee for Literacy. For more information on our MCLC donor profile click HERE.