Programs

We offer free literacy instruction for adults

The Adult Literacy Program teaches students to read or to improve their reading skills.  After a skill assessment, the student is paired with a trained tutor who provides personalized one-on-one instruction.

Student objectives vary:

  • Gaining admission to a GED program
  • Getting a better job
  • Reading a book to their children
  • Writing a letter to a family member
  • Reading scripture at church
  • Being recognized as a literate person

We offer free English instruction for non-native speakers

Trained tutors teach non-native students English

Student objectives vary:

  • Communicating with their children’s teachers
  • Helping their children with homework
  • Reading a bus schedule
  • Communicating with doctors
  • Reading food labels at the grocery store
  • Getting a better job
  • Obtaining US citizenship

We educate the public on adult literacy issues.

96 million adults in the United States struggle with issues of literacy and in the Little Rock area alone more than 30,000 adults would have difficulty reading this page.  This is an urgent concern, because low adult literacy affects almost every facet of personal and community life.

Literacy Action volunteers actively engage in raising awareness of low adult literacy issues.  Our advocacy and community education programs focus on telling the local community how to get involved in solving these problems.