Literacy traditionally has been defined as the ability to read and write. However, in today’s global, multicultural, digital economy, literacy education must go beyond basics to ensure communities are poised for success. A beyond-basics literate community is a strong community.

Our 2018 - 2021 Strategic Plan positions the Literacy Council to further strengthen our local population through a continuum of sustainable programming. These programs improve civic engagement, employment opportunities, community health, and school readiness and success – all of which can improve our local economy.