Everyone Needs to Read

Whether it is a job application, a medical form or simply a child’s homework assignment, it can be difficult to perform many necessary tasks without knowing how to read. Adult illiteracy is a growing problem in Kalamazoo County, but by working together we can begin to teach and empower our community.

Kalamazoo Literacy Council Calendar

Click here to view the Kalamazoo Literacy Council Calendar, which provides information about both local and national events.

Ways You Can Help

  • Volunteer
    Give the gift of your time. Be a tutor.
  • Donate
    Money or materials. Both are appreciated.
  • Membership
    Get involved with the KLC.

News & Events


Check out the KLC public service announcements.

Adult Literacy Research and Training Symposium


2017 Fall Semester Adult Learning Guide now available

Click here for the 2017 Fall Semester Adult Learning Guide. Learn more about Adult Literacy, GED Preparation, English as a Second Language, and Tutor Training opportunities.

Documentary and panel to focus on literacy crisis in America

KALAMAZOO, MI — A film screening and panel discussion about the documentary “Making America Read” will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, 300 Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007.