The Minnesota Literacy Council's mission is to share the power of learning through education, community building and advocacy.

The Minnesota Literacy Council provides direct and indirect literacy services to adults, children, families and community programs around Minnesota:

• Adults in the Twin Cities attend classes at five learning centers in Minneapolis and St. Paul to build English and work-readiness skills and prepare for the GED test. The Adult Literacy Hotline refers thousands of Minnesotans to nearly 400 literacy programs across the state.

• Children and families gain the tools they need to develop successful young learners. The Early Literacy and Families program inspires parents to be their children’s first and most important teacher. National Service members help children improve their reading fluency through the Summer Reads VISTA program.

• Literacy programs in Minnesota are strengthened through our training and advisory support for Adult Basic Education, educational technology and volunteer management. We train and places nearly 2,000 volunteer tutors each year. Across the state, 40 National Service members provide capacity-building support to literacy programs through the VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) program.

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