Grateful for our story of 50 years


Grateful for our story

I am truly humbled by each story of our students.  Each of their unique stories tells why they choose to learn to read to better their life…a better job, better health and the ability to be self sufficient. What a wonderful gift to give.  We greatly appreciate each donation and hour of time volunteered this past year.  We are truly thankful for your guidance, leadership and friendship.  On behalf of The Literacy Center team and our board of directors, we wish you the happiest Thanksgiving as you create your story.
Jennifer Wigginton
Executive Director

Ways to Help…

  • Take a survey for to help us with our strategic plan. All volunteers and past donors are welcome at our strategic planning session on Friday, January 27, 8am-12pm. Email for invitation.
  • Make a donation to support our Basic Adult Literacy Program
  • Volunteer to tutor, teach a class, serve on Board of Directors or work in office.
  • Participate in a fundraiser, like the Barnes & Noble Bookfair on Sunday or SCRABBLE Smackdown on February 25, 2017. We are now looking for SCRABBLE Smackdown sponsors starting at $100.

The Literacy Center Logo - 50 Years Final

Read for Life Survey

Thanks to a group of volunteers from United Way of Southwestern Indiana #DayOfCaring on Sept. 9th we completed a survey of 100 people with a #ReadForLife theme. The first question tells us that we have work to do to make sure people know where to send someone if they need help with reading.

Thanks to Dollar General Stores for allowing us to survey their customers!
#AEFLweek #AdultEDU

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36% would go to the library first but only 6% knew to come to The Literacy Center.  We want to build better collaborations with EVSC, United Way, Carver Community Center, and colleges.  We are the adult education center that those who struggle with reading can go to for help.




52 had heard of the Literacy Center but yet they don’t know what we do?

The Literacy Center is dedicated to improving basic adult literacy in our community.



It’s not surprising that 97% feel that is is extremely important for every adult in our community to have the ability to read.



43% were correct- it is approximately 18,000 adults who struggle in our community alone!  Over 30 million in the USA.



90 % agree is is extremely important to read for enjoyment, we must model if we want our future (children) to be good readers.

Reading is vital to developing communication, making connections and critical thinking skills.


Please help us by sharing our information.  We want Read For Life to mean just that – you Read to Be Better at Life.

National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week


“National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week raises public awareness about the need and value of adult education and family literacy in order to leverage resources to support access to basic education programs for the 36 million U.S. adults with low literacy skills. Advocates across the country use this opportunity to elevate adult education and family literacy nationwide with policymakers, the media, and the community.” Read the rest of COABE article