Mason and Judy

At Whatcom Literacy Council, we are dedicated to increasing literacy skills for adults in Whatcom County. Since 1978, the Whatcom Literacy Council has been helping adults in Whatcom County improve their literacy skills and learn English. Through customized, individual tutoring and focused small group classes, our adult learners acquire critical skills needed to become more self-sufficient. Each year, adult learners work with the Whatcom Literacy Council to set achievable goals that allow them to:

  • Improve their parenting skills.
  • Increase their employment opportunities.
  • Attain their US citizenship.
  • Further their education.
  • Enhance the stability of their daily lives.

In 2016…

909

LEARNERS

Were Served

in Whatcom County

1146

GOALS

Were Met

by Adult Learners

100

TUTORS

Helped Learners

Reach Their Goals

818

LEARNERS

Were Served

in Whatcom County

1146

GOALS

Were Met

by Adult Learners

100

TUTORS

Helped Learners

Reach Their Goals

Whatcom Literacy Council programs:

Adult Literacy Program

Confidential, customized one-on-one tutoring for adults in basic literacy skills.

English Language Learner

Confidential, customized one-on-one tutoring for adults in reading, writing and speaking English.

Small Group Classes

Small group classes focusing on reading, writing, speaking, and civics for students learning English and Talk Time concentrating on conversational English.

The Whatcom Literacy Council is a nonprofit organization, funded through its own efforts and with the support of local businesses, organizations and individuals. With the help of hundreds of volunteer tutors, all Whatcom Literacy Council services for adult learners are provided free of charge. Community resources of the Whatcom Literacy Council include: