National Literacy Awareness Month Coffee Break

Enjoy a cup of Jave Jeff's coffee with friends at Monroe's newest hotel. Board Chair Helen Kimbrough and Executive Director Jamie Underwood will be joined by tutors and students to share recent accomplishments.

Friday, September 26
9:15 a.m. Coffee and visit
10:00 a.m. Tour of Monroe’s newest hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
2505 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe (On Highway 74 East behind Golden Corral.)
RSVP: 704-226-1425 or

2013-2014 Annual Report

The Council equips beginner reader adults to become the parents, workers, and community members that they aspire to be through improved literacy. In 2013-2014:

  • 70% of our students worked and most of them set job-related goals (getting a job, understanding workplace safety signs, etc.), and
  • Approximately 80% of the adults we served had children enrolled in public schools.

Our 2013-2014 Annual Report provides more information about our service to 198 adults who received 17,120.75 hours of free, basic literacy instruction. Thank you for your donations of time and resources! If you'd like a copy, please email Jamie at

The Buzz on Our Adult S-p-e-l-l-i-n-g Bee

  • We're recruiting teams and sponsors. Come 'bee' a part of the fun this year on Thursday, November 6 at Wingate University!
  • The 15th Annual Adult S-p-e-l-l-i-n-g Bee was held April 13, 2013.  Congratulations to Logophiles from JAARS who earned the Beatrice trophy!  Read more...

Chocoholic Frolic

  • Chocoholic Frolic 2014 was held February 6. Need to remember who was there so you can visit a participating restaurant?  Read more...


Take note of training sessions and committee meetings. To register for Literacy 101 or tutor training, email or call 704-226-1425.

Commentary and Statistics on Adult Literacy