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The Jacksonville Literacy Council (JLC) was formed in 1992 to meet the educational needs of the community that had been identified by a study group appointed by the City Public Library. Only 50% of the population in Cherokee County has earned a high school diploma or GED. Many, many residents need to learn English as a Second language in order to assimilate productively into the community. Thanks to the efforts of many dedicated volunteers and the generous donations of multiple benefactors, over 100 people each week are being provided literacy training through the JLC. The program is steadily growing every year, and there is still much to be done.

The purpose of the Jacksonville (TX) Literacy Council (JLC) is to improve literacy by:

  • Increasing community awareness of illiteracy, its effect, and available resources.

  • Supplying a means for those interested in literacy to share and exchange information, experience, and resource materials.

  • Coordinating the teaching of literacy skills through the identification of non-readers and the recruiting and training of literacy teachers and tutors.

  • Providing support for literacy teachers and tutors of classes provided by the JLC.

The mission of the Jacksonville Literacy Council is to provide free educational instruction to community adults and improve the literacy of the educationally disadvantaged to help them acquire the skills they need to create new opportunities for themselves, their families, and the community.

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Jacksonville Literacy Council
215 Commerce, Suite 215-A
Jacksonville, TX 75766
Tel (903) 586-6125
Fax (903) 284-6995 literacy4ujville@gmail.com

Program Director:
Nancy Sonntag