Monday, August 12, 2013

Literacy Action Center Overview

Our mission is to deliver basic literacy education that is effective and confidential. We enhance the quality of life for adults who speak English and enter our program with less than 5th grade literacy skills. Our focus is on English-speaking adults who live in Salt or Davis Counties.

June Moss, a lay minister at First Baptist Church, Salt Lake City, Utah, started Literacy Action Center in 1983.

Literacy Action Center is the only nonprofit organization in Salt Lake and Davis Counties that focuses on transforming these "functionally-illiterate" English-speaking adults into skilled, passionate, habitual, critical readers, writers, and mathematicians. (Other programs that work with low-literate adults focus on refugees and immigrants who are just learning to speak English.)