Organizations which work almost exclusively to help people become able to read, write, do basic math, and use and/or understand computers. It is expected that groups listed here have a physical location to which people can come to get literacy help and training. Organizations which advocate literacy and/or provide general resources are better placed in Society/Issues/Education/Literacy.

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ABC Learn
Non-profit agency providing supplemental literacy instruction to at-risk students and recent juvenile releases.
The Akses Foundation
Nonprofit encourages minor adjustments in American English orthography to ensure that all children read and write as well as they speak by second grade.
Alabama Reading Association
Events, projects, newsletter, pictures, and membership and contact details.
Canadian Organization for Development through Education (CODE)
Promoting self-sufficiency through literacy in the developing world.
Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement
Resources pertaining to early literacy, including Power Point presentations, hot lists for reading teachers and tutors, and a searchable database.
Centre for Family Literacy
Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Centre offers a variety of family and adult literacy programs.
Delaware Valley Reading Association
A local council of the International Reading Association, DVRA provides professional development and additional leadership in promoting literacy in the Delaware Valley of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Feed the Minds
A charity which supports literacy, publishing and education in developing countries through grants. It also publishes a theological book review and is a source of literature for theological colleges.
First Book
U.S. nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide disadvantaged children with new books.
Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Hawai`i
A US federal program with a mission to significantly increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. News and events, participating schools, tutor recruiting details, and contact information.
Global Literacy Project, Inc.
A non-profit organization which collects and ships donated books to Africa and the Caribbean where they are used to create libraries in rural schools and communities. Community literacy projects are also established. List of programs and related links.
Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council
Nonprofit agency that provides reading, writing, math, English language, and computer skills to adults and out of school young adults.
Hollywood Education and Literacy Project (HELP)
Literacy program for adults and children in Hollywood, California.
Indiana Literacy Association
A non-profit organization which works with and through volunteer literacy programs across Indiana. List of programs and related links.
International Reading Association
Seeks to improve quality of reading instruction through studying the reading processes and teaching techniques; serving as a clearinghouse for the dissemination of reading research.
Kenosha Literacy Council
Nonprofit agency in Kenosha, Wisconsin dedicated to providing English literacy education to adults with the assistance of trained volunteers.
Kingston Literacy & Skills
Furthers the development and growth of adult and family literacy in Kingston and neighbouring communities. They also create and market literacy resources.
Literacy Information and Communication System. A professional learning platform for adult educators funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
The Literacy Council
Devoted to strengthening and supporting organizations that provide literacy services in Central Alabama. Located in Birmingham.
Literacy Empowerment Foundation
Distribution of free and reduced cost books to schools, literacy groups and distance learners.
Literacy Matters
Provides literacy training and resources for school and home for preschool through grade 6, and special needs. Based in Cheshire, UK.
MonteToyon Learning Center and Reading Connections
Santa Cruz, California, based learning center specializing in training students and teachers in the Phono-Graphix reading method. Also provides instruction in math and writing.
National Children's Literacy Project (NCLP)
A not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the literacy skills of children; promoting literacy as an integral factor in the growth of society and in an individual's ability to lead a productive and fulfilling life.
The National Literacy Trust
British nonprofit devoted to promoting literacy and literacy educators. Issues, statistics, research, events, publications, resources, other related organizations, discussion boards, and contact details.
Read Alliance
Works to improve the educational trajectory of at-risk, early elementary students through tutoring in reading skills.
San Jose Area Writing Project
Dedicated to improving the teaching of writing in kindergarten through high school classrooms. News and details about past and future events, registration information for those events, and contact and project information.
Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill based network of college students, adult learners, administrators, literacy practitioners and community partners to implement and support participatory education and social change work in campus-based literacy programs.
Western New York Professional Development Consortium
Providing staff development to teachers and practitioners in the field of Adult Literacy and Education. This site lists resources, workshops, and conferences covering NY State Education initiatives, GED 2002, workforce development themes, and proactive adult education topics.
Working in the Schools (WITS)
Tutoring and mentoring program involving community members and area businesses providing volunteers to support the education of children in the Chicago Public Schools.
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