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Changing Lives...
   One Word at a Time.

In serving adults in Central Ohio, the Columbus Literacy Council strives to

  • Enable Future Education
  • Increase Employability
  • Encourage Civic Involvement
  • Promote Family Stability and Support

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Our Programs 

Columbus Literacy Council offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of adult learners. The Council offers day, evening, weekend, and weekday programs at numerous locations throughout Central Ohio. We also offer comuputer-assisted learning and one-to-one tutoring in addition to classroom instruction. To enroll in one of our programs, call our student hotline at 614.282.7661.


 

E2E (English to Excel)
English to Excel is designed for individuals that are learning or improving English as another language. E2E focuses on functional literacy skills for everyday life. 


 


E4O (English for Occupations)
English for Occupations prepares students to obtain initial employment or achieve a promotion in their current job. Workforce development is embedded in every aspect of the curriculum is designed to help individuals improve basic skills. 

 

 

 

C2 (Computer Connections)
Computer Connections helps individuals to use the computer at home and at work and teaches students how to use online job search sites, set up and check e-mail, and navigate the web. 

 

 

 

FIT (Families Involved Together)
FIT helps parents become literacy leaders in their homes. Parents and children are taught a corresponding lesson for the first hour of class. For the remaining 30 minutes, come together to share what they have learned.  

 

 

 

USA (Citizenship)
Citizenship prepares students for U.S. citizenship by helping them complete the application paperwork, conducting mock interviews, and teaching U.S. history relative to the citizenship   exam. 

 

 

 

Refresh
Refresh is designed to enhance the reading, writing, and math skills of students who are preparing to take the GED or who are preparing for further study. 


Learn@Work (Workplace Literacy)
Workplace Literacy is a program in which ESOL or Basic Literacy classes are taught to employees of area businesses. Classes are held at the employees’ work site, and the instructor develops the curriculum by taking
  into consideration both the literacy needs of the employees as well as the requirements of their job. Employers pay a fee for this service. Classes are open only to employees of the business. If you are interested in having the Council provide these services in your business, please contact Caroline Faust at cfaust@columbusliteracy.org.