Positive news for a positive change

Read and Seed Parent Literacy Program helps families learn and grow together

Parents will have the opportunity to learn and grow with their children this summer through the Read and Seed Parent Literacy Program that is being hosted by the Kalamazoo Literacy Council in collaboration with Goodwill Industries of Southwestern Michigan.

Eastside Literacy Events – Creating a Culture of Reading

The Kalamazoo Literacy Council and Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity (KVHH) are partnering up to bring five “Creating a Culture of Reading” literacy events to the Eastside Neighborhood. The events are funded by the Newell Rubbermaid Literacy Grant. The goal of these events are to bring the community together, revitalize the neighborhood, and provide fun activities to promote literacy. They are also a part of KVHH’s Neighborhood Revitalization plan called Eastside Pride.

Secret Lives of Americans and adult literacy

If you care about adult literacy, the next episode of the national cable TV show Secret Lives of Americans is a must see event! The episode, which airs on June 3, 2016, features an adult who struggles with low literacy skills.

Kalamazoo Literacy Council receives $12,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to support local adult literacy efforts

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded the Kalamazoo Literacy Council (KLC) a $12,000 grant to support adult literacy services in Kalamazoo County.  This local grant award is part of over $7.1 million in grants awarded to more than 900 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 43 states that Dollar General serves.

Kalamazoo Literacy Council is hosting its 2016 Annual Meeting!

2016 Annual Meeting will feature plans for “Growing literacy in our community”