Our mission is to empower individuals and enrich communities  through literacy.

TO BUILD A FUTURE OF SUCCESS

The ability to read and write is the foundation to lifelong learning. We help set the foundation with structured literacy support and build on that to meet personal goals and interests. Literacy is lifelong; as reading skills grow, learning blossoms.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

Approximately 10% of our local population is from another country. We work with adults from more than 40 countries to improve reading, writing, speaking, and listening through one-on-one tutoring, classes, and programming.

STRUCTURED READING INTERVENTION

We help 4th-8th graders who are struggling in school to learn to read better, using a science-backed structured literacy program. Our goal is to improve reading to help that child boost their confidence and performance in school. 

FAMILIES THAT LEARN TOGETHER GROW TOGETHER

No one factor can so drastically shape a person’s chance of success, earning potential, health, and well-being. Literacy breaks the cycle that leads to daily poverty and struggle. We have programming for all levels of literacy for families, focusing on areas like financial literacy, digital literacy, and health literacy. 

Adult students learn English through games in Memphis
ESOL Students proudly graduate with their degree
The Collierville Literacy Council Staff celebrate their students and fundraising

About Shelby Literacy Center

Shelby Literacy Center (formerly Collierville Literacy Council) is headquartered in Collierville, on the beautiful Town Square, and in locations or classes, tutoring, and events.

Services

We work to empower individuals to read, write, and speak English more fluently; improve literacy skills throughout their lives; and grow foundational literacy.

Staff

Though small, our mighty staff coordinates our programs for adults. In addition with working with students, the staff trains and manages volunteers.

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Literacy is the spark that lights the way to a brighter future. 

At the Shelby Literacy Center, we transform lives through literacy - one learner at a time. Take the first step with us today. 

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