The Blue Ridge Literacy Council transforms lives through improved literacy and English communication skills.


We serve native and non-native English speakers through Adult Basic Education and English Language Acquisition. Using a student-centered beyond basics approach, we teach our students within the context of their goal(s).


Goals include reaching self-sustaining employment, family literacy/school success, obtaining citizenship, and/or achieving post-secondary credentials including the GED.


Our services are delivered by more than 100 trained volunteer tutors, credentialed instructors, and a small, but highly effective, staff.


We serve nearly 350 learners annually, of whom, 96% reach one or more of their goals.