County Adult Literacy Council is a fully volunteer staffed, nonprofit organization that exists to serve the literacy needs of adults living in the county, or can reach services in it.
The illiteracy rate in Collin County is approximately 11%; 18% of residents do not speak English at home and 13% are foreign born. Our affiliate literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) providers are working diligently help our students learn to read, write and speak English, as well as pass the GED test. We also have programs which provide basic adult education. We do this through volunteer efforts in classrooms, small groups, and one-to-one tutoring sessions.
Our volunteers give thousands of hours of their time each year, serving an average of 170 students at each affiliate site. Even this tremendous effort does not reflect the demand, however, since a great number are put on waiting lists every year.
The Collin County Adult Literacy Council (CCALC) is a non-profit, 501 c3, fully volunteer, non-sectarian, non-religious, non-political organization whose purpose is to serve the literacy needs of adults who live in Collin County, or who have access to services provided in Collin County.
What CCALC does
CCALC affiliate programs serve children, families and adults to promote literacy in the community:
¨ Creates public awareness of the need for literacy programs
¨ Fosters literacy affiliates for communities across Collin County, specially. Actively helps to start new programs thru supplying materials, curriculum, basic training and volunteers
¨ Offers volunteer training workshops and teaching materials
¨ Financially assists the beginning and ongoing operations of literacy programs through mini-grants
¨ Coordinates efforts of local affiliates in the county
¨ Fosters literacy program sponsors
¨ Seeks cooperation and partnerships with other agencies to develop centralized services which best serve the literacy needs of adults
¨ CCALC supports literacy programs throughout Collin County.
The Council meets on the third Friday of each month, from 10 to 11:30 am, at different locations or virtually. If interested in join us at our meetings, you are welcome to do so! For more information, please contact us.
Becoming a member
Any non-profit organization that provides English as a Second Language, HSE (GED, HiSET, TASK), Citizenship, Computer skills or basic literacy classes in Collin County can become a member of CCALC. There is no membership fee.
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