Making a Difference in Adult Literacy

Adult Literacy

What We Do
Recruiting

The Temple Literacy Council recruits volunteer literacy tutors to work with adult learners in the Temple area. Each adult learner who wants to learn to read or improve their English literacy skills is paired one-on-one or in a small group with a basic literacy and/or ESL tutor.

Volunteers

Volunteer tutors are trained in the Laubach Literacy method, a tested and proven system of teaching phonetic reading. Regular in-service workshops are hosted in Temple. Staff and volunteers attend statewide conferences in an attempt to improve instruction.

Ambassadors

The TLC Ambassadors promote Adult Literacy Awareness using a yearly theme as they plan and execute activities to promote the mission of the TLC. Members may also be tutors, students, committee members or TLC Board members as they reach out to the community to recruit students and tutors as well as raise funds and awareness.

Donations

This successful literacy program has operated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the Temple community since 1988. It is funded through generous donations of money and time by local individuals, organizations and businesses. The organization is not funded by any state or federal agencies.

Did You Know?

Shining a Light on Literacy
1 in 5 Central Texans struggles with low literacy.

The Temple Literacy Council recruits volunteer literacy tutors to work with adult learners in the Temple area. Tutors are trained in the Laubach Literacy method, a tested and proven system of teaching phonetic reading. We enjoy a productive partnership with Temple College and other community organizations, with each providing special levels of assistance to the adult learner and the family. These partners work together to provide a seamless transition from illiteracy to success in life.

  • 13%

    Adults in Bell County are functionally illiterate

  • 80%

    Prison inmates in Texas are functionally illiterate

  • 75%

    Unemployed adults have reading or writing difficulties

  • 50%

    Unemployed adults on welfare do not have a high school diploma or GED

Meet the TLC Board

Literacy Council Staff and Board Officers

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Don Stiles
Executive Director
Serves in a part-time capacity as director, but also tutors several students. Don is retired from 20 years working in adult education in a correctional setting. He says,
Patie S. Marek
Research Assistant
Sally Van Deventer
Technology Assistant
Jodi Thomas
TLC Ambassador Chair
D. Kirkland
Board Chair
She has concentrated her education and professional career in the area of human communication development. D. has been tutoring students since 2005 and enjoys the focus of one-on-one teaching.
CLYDETTE JONES
Vice-Chair
Sally Allenson
Secretary
RICHARD SCHNEIDER
Treasurer

For tutoring or other inquiries call 254-774-READ.

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