The Portland Literacy Council (PLC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and supporting adult literacy programs in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. PLC activities include sponsoring an annual tutor conference, developing literacy tutoring programs, publishing the Literacy Links newsletter, and assisting volunteer literacy tutors.
Thanks to all for another great conference
2014 Volunteer Literacy Tutor Conference
Save the Date: March 15, 2014
More details to come......
New rules for GED test scores
GED test scores will be expiring - see the GED page for important links
Learn how learn you can get involved. Visit our Tutors page for more information
- 2012-2013 Tutor Training schedule [read now] (pdf)
- Adults who have not received high school diplomas are unemployed at nearly three times the rate of their peers with high school diplomas. (State of Oregon Employment Dept.)
- The literacy levels of parents are crucial in predicting their children's literacy levels and educational attainment. (National Institute for Literacy)
- More than 20% of adults read at or below a fifth-grade level, which prevents them from working at jobs with a living wage, hinders their ability to vote, and impedes their ability to read a newspaper. (National Institute for Literacy)