Blue Ridge Literacy Council (BRLC) is dedicated to transforming lives through improved literacy and English communication skills for adult learners.

We closed our 2017 - 2018 Program Year serving over 300 individuals!

In the 2017/2018 Fiscal Year:

  • Family Literacy impacted 40 families
  • 100 Detainees received life and literacy skills at the Henderson County Detention Center
  • 163 adult learners were served by 134 volunteers who donated 12,724 hours equal to $314,156 or 6 full-time staff members
  • 98% of tutored students achieved one or more of their educational goals
  • 60% of tutored students increased their literacy skills according to evidence-based testing
  • 17 students achieved a post-secondary credential
  • 10 students obtained Citizenship

Non-Discrimination Policy

Blue Ridge Literacy Council offers free literacy and English language skills to adult Henderson County residents without discrimination on the basis of gender, age, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, political beliefs or sexual orientation. We also promote diversity within our Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers.


  • ProLiteracy
  • North Carolina Literacy Association
  • Henderson County Chamber of Commerce
  • North Carolina Center for Nonprofits