Literacy Council

Agency Profile

Literacy Council

Phone: 205.326.1925
Detail: Provides literacy information and referral hotline for children, adult and ESOL learners and volunteer tutors; organizes community and workplace initiatives.
2024 Allocation: $201,929

In 1991, the United Way of Central Alabama, the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, and the Junior League of Birmingham identified a need to support those battling adult illiteracy in Central Alabama. Together, they formed The Literacy Council. 


The Literacy Council’s vision is one of a community in which each person achieves his or her maximum literacy potential. We work to achieve this vision through our mission to develop, strengthen and support Basic Literacy and English for Speakers of Other Languages services in Blount, Jefferson, St. Clair, Shelby, and Walker Counties.

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