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

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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 CLC

The CLC is a 37-year old nonprofit located in the beautiful Collierville Town Square. We are supported by the Town of Collierville and generous donors.

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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VOLUNTEER

Give your time. We can't help our students without volunteers. In return for your time, you make an impact on one individual's future.

DONATE

For every dollar invested, the returns are numerous. Please join with other individuals and businesses to support this invaluable service.​

AWARENESS

Visit us on social media for news, events, and information about our family literacy month themes. 

Collierville Chamber of Commerce supports the Collierville Literacy Council
The Town of Collierville proudly supports the Collierville Literacy Council
The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis supports the Collierville Literacy Council
ProLiteracy proudly supports the Collierville Literacy Council

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

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

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