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  • Plan to attend Multnomah County Library's International Literacy Day Celebration at the Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Ave on Saturday, Sept 10, 1:00-4:00pm. This is event honors nonprofits and community-based organizations who serve people preparing for the GED, applying for US Citizenship, learning English and working to improve their reading skills.  See the Multnomah County Library's website for more information.

  • Registration for the September 17 and 24 Tutor Training workshop is OPEN.  See our Tutors page for details and online registration.

Putting the Pieces Together

Volunteer Literacy Tutor Conference

On March 19, 2016, Portland Literacy Council was pleased to co-sponsor the 2016 Volunteer Literacy Tutor Conference on the Reed College Campus.

This conference supports Volunteer Literacy Tutors by offering a forum to exchange ideas, develop new teaching strategies, and hone tutoring skills. Volunteer Literacy Tutors in the Portland Metropolitan area provide one-to-one and group tutoring sessions to adult learners.

 Read more about the Conference.....

 2016 Conference Program


These local businesses supported the 2016 tutor conference with donations of door prizes to thank our volunteer tutors for their extraordinary efforts to improve adult literacy in our community.

Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe Kari Asher Massage
Caffe Umbria
Kelsall Chiropractic Clinic OMSI
Carioca Bowls Kerr Bikes Portland Nursery
Coterie Salon Kimo Pope of Shine at the Salon Starbucks on Terwilliger
Exodus Spa
Kobos Coffee Water Avenue Coffee
 Higgins Restaurant Maguarn Video

2016 Conference Photos

Bernie at the chalkboard
Sung Ran
Female Student
Les Rivera Eduardo Martinez speaking Bernie, Trina, John, Les selfie
male student culture exchange students John Runcie  in front of the class