Empowering Lives through English Literacy

The Central Coast Literacy Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to
 tutoring individuals to read, write, speak and understand English.
Upcoming Events!

Why Literacy?

We believe that literacy is the gateway to happier lives and a more connected community. Numerous studies show that illiteracy in part can be the cause of increased crime, lost and low wages, unemployment and poor performing students. While we recognize that the CCLC will not eliminate illiteracy we will impact as many as we can and in doing so better our community. According to ProLiteracy.org, 36 million American adults need literacy help. The number of functionally illiterate individuals in Santa Barbara County is 76,000.

One-To-One Tutoring

Rosetta Stone

Community-Based Learning Centers

Workplace English Literacy Program

Workplace English Literacy Program
 The program is intended to improve the stability of the workforce in Northern Santa Barbara County by increasing the literacy skills of those employed or seeking employment. The goal is being achieved through partnerships with businesses and agencies that employ or serve those who will most benefit from improved literacy.

2018 Spelling BEE!

2018 Spelling BEE!
The Central Coast Literacy Council is celebrating its 25th Annual Adult Spelling Bee, and gratefully acknowledging the Santa Maria Times for 25 year of continuous support.

The Bee is Saturday, October 27th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Santa Maria Elks Lodge.

1309 N. Bradley Rd., Santa Maria

Call to be a speller, a sponsor, or a fan!
(805) 925-0994, ext. 2837

With sincere thanks to all of our past contributors, we are reminded that this event never could have succeeded without you. Welcoming new sponsors is always exciting and truly appreciated.

Become a sponsor!  click HERE


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