Illiteracy in Texas

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Approximately 28,000 people, almost 1 person out of every 5 in the Concho Valley cannot read or understand any written information, or at best they can only locate easily identifiable information. Fortunately, this is a problem with a solution, and the solution is you. You can do something about this.

What can you do? You can…

Volunteer– Just a little of your time and talents can make a difference. Imagine the impact you could have on one person’s life by teaching him or her to read?

Learn – If you know someone who wants to learn English, or if you want to improve your own English skills, give us a call. We can help.

Give – Your donation is more than just money. It is a gift that will improve people’s lives and it is an investment in the solution to poverty, crime, and unemployment.

Help – Your help is vital, and when combined with support from organizations like the United Way, we can make a difference. Click here to see your community in action.

Literacy rates courtesy of Texas Center for the Advancment of Literacy Learning (TCALL) at http://www-tcall.tamu.edu/docs/09illitmap.html
Population figures courtesy of Concho Valley Council of Governments Wiki Page at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concho_Valley_Council_of_Governments

3 Responses to Home

  1. Charlene Schmidt says:

    Is this a site that the Adult Literacy Council could advertise? How would the Adult Literacy Council manage updates to this site?
    Charlene Schmidt
    ALC Volunteer

    • mthoopl says:

      Hi Charlene,
      This page was created as part of a Park University graduate project to help promote adult literacy in the Concho Valley. Final approval is still pending, but I think that along with the existing Facebook page, this site could provide a great place get the word out and discuss literacy issues.
      As for me, I’m a new volunteer just beginning to work with the council. When my classmates and I developed our project, we all agreed to continue our involvement after the class ended. My commitment was to maintain and moderate the site indefinitely if the ALC decided it was useful.
      If you have any other questions, just let me know. By the way, I’m very glad you found this site and I hope to get to know you and the other volunteers better as I get more involved.
      PS: Please keep in mind this is a public site. You may want to be careful about posting too much personal information like phone numbers, etc.

  2. marilynn golightly says:

    READ the GREENS for LITERACY–golf tournament at San Angelo Country Club, March 2nd. Twin Mountain Steakhouse will cater before tee time. 12:30 Tee Time—Call the Adult Literacy Council to reserve your team, 657-0013 or Scott Creecy at screecy@ffin.com

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