Changing word at a time

Columbus Literacy Council began in 1970 when Church Women United organized and trained literacy volunteers to assist Asian and Greek immigrants in learning English and preparing for citizenship. 

Over the past 44 years the Council has grown from serving 20 students in 1971 to over 2,000 students in 2013. Columbus Literacy Council and the Council volunteers have been a steady presence in Central Ohio, helping our neighbors reach their potential and become self-sufficient.

In the past decade the Council has expanded programming options to include basic literacy, English for Speakers of Other Languages, family literacy, youth literacy, digital literacy, workplace literacy and workforce development.