Kalamazoo Literacy Council

The Kalamazoo Literacy Council is celebrating a remarkable milestone in 2024 — 50 years of dedicated service to Kalamazoo County. For half a century, the KLC has been the leading voice for adult literacy in the region, offering free services for adults seeking to improve their literacy, language and life skills to unlock their full potential. Through its innovative programs and passionate volunteers, the Kalamazoo Literacy Council has transformed countless lives and empowered individuals to be more confident parents, employees and community members.

One of the KLC’s flagship programs is its Adult Tutoring Program, which provides one-on-one tutoring that enhances reading, writing, spelling and comprehension skills. Through Parent Literacy, Health Literacy, and Workforce Literacy classes, learners gain the critical skills they need to excel. The KLC also offers English as a Second Language classes for non-native speakers looking to strengthen their language skills and integrate more independently into the community.

The KLC maintains many partnerships with local agencies to support the diverse needs of adults through initiatives at the neighborhood level. Community Literacy Centers, career pathways and resident engagement activities are woven into its strategic framework. As we celebrate the 50thanniversary of the Kalamazoo Literacy Council, let us honor its legacy, the lives that have been uplifted, and the talents of those who serve its vision of achieving a fully literate community.

For more information, visit: www.kalamazooliteracy.org