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Friday, September 9, 2022 | 6:30pm – 9:00pm
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1501 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock

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Job Literacy

In today’s workplace, literacy levels and job skill development go hand in hand. Higher literacy levels improve our economy by helping adults get family-supporting jobs.

Family Literacy

Parents who have at least basic literacy skills can make a big difference to their children’s future by supporting them in school and engaging in family literacy activities.

Health Literacy

Adults with low literacy skills are hospitalized at much higher rates than those with more literacy. Better health literacy can mean healthier lives and saved money.

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Literacy is our most critical skill …

… and it can mean the difference between a life well lived and a life of hardship. Unfortunately, more than 43 million Americans read at or below a basic level—with nearly 100,000 in central Arkansas alone struggling with basic literacy skills that most of us take for granted.

Teaching an adult to read has a profound and lasting impact on their ability to function successfully within our community by improving their ability to find and retain family-supporting jobs, engage in family literacy activities, and help make informed decisions that will ensure healthy lives.

Since 1986, Literacy Action has trained volunteer literacy tutors to provide basic literacy and English language instruction to thousands of adults in central Arkansas. Our success depends on the support of individuals and organizations who believe that literacy has the power to build and transform communities. We invite you to become engaged by learning more about adult literacy issues, volunteering as a literacy tutor, or by making a donation.

How We Do It

Literacy Action offers a welcoming community for adults to improve their literacy skills and enhance their quality of life—for free. With support from volunteers, donors, partners, and the community at large, Literacy Action invests in Central Arkansas’ greatest asset: our people.

Our volunteer instructors and tutors build a collaborative learning environment where adult students can expand their reading, writing, and speaking skills. Our personalized approach allows students to shape the instruction they receive, leading to improved literacy and life skills.

Our Model


Qualified volunteer instructors teach relevant, responsive, and level-appropriate curriculum for small groups of students in a classroom or online environment.


Trained volunteer tutors help our students meet their individual literacy and communication needs in one-on-one tutoring sessions, usually twice a week.


Each student identifies academic and personal goals, and tutors design lessons to help them meet these goals. Students and tutors can meet for lessons at a location and time that is convenient for them.

Help Literacy Action thrive with your gift today

We cannot do it without you! Help us continue the fight against illiteracy in our community and improve the lives of our students one word at a time. Your gift helps Literacy Action thrive, grow, and serve more of the nearly 100,000 students in the central Arkansas area that cannot read.

Literacy Action Stories

Tutoring for a Second Chance

Westover Hills Presbyterian Church teams with Literacy Action to help inmates at Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility improve their reading and writing skills A student nervously twists a bit of hair around her fingers as she completes a test to determine her...

Literacy Action 2016 Year in Review

As we marked our 30th Anniversary of providing free English instruction for native and non-native students, we are pleased to report that, with the support of our volunteers, donors and partners, we were able to help over 600 adults improve their literacy skills - a...

Students (2019)

Instruction Hours (2019)

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Little Rock
100 Rock Street, Suite 132 | Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 372-7323
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9:00am – 4:00pm

1900 Tyler Street | Conway, AR 72034
(501) 329-7323