1 in 8 adults in Kalamazoo County struggle to read.

These adults struggle to read to their children, fill out a job application or understand medical information. But you can make a difference in their lives and your community.

2021 Fall Reception

On Thursday, October 28th, we will host our annual event to honor our volunteers, learners, and partners. This virtual celebration features some very special recognitions including:
Click to learn more about these incredible individuals and their dedication to adult literacy. To be a part of the celebration, register by emailing [email protected] 

KLC in the media

August 30, 2021 
Kalamazoo Scrabble Fest returns to benefit adult literacy

The Kalamazoo Literacy Council will host the 10th Annual Kalamazoo Scrabble Fest to raise awareness of adult literacy. The festival plans to raise funds to expand basic literacy services for adults who struggle to read.

August 25, 2021
Kalamazoo Literacy Council combats low adult literacy in West Michigan
“All across the state, all across the country, we do find that there are adults who struggle to read and the term functional literacy really means reading at 0 to fourth grade level,” Michael Evans, the executive director of the Kalamazoo Literacy Council, said. “Most documents for adults struggling to read at that level, they may not be able to read it independently. So that might mean the mail you receive, the applications you need to fill out if you try to apply for a job — not being able to search those jobs and be able to see how you fit.”

July 21, 2021 
First in 47
Published by our partners at the Kalamazoo Promise, this article celebrates the appointment of Cyekeia Lee to KLC board president as well as our Parent Literacy Together program. 



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