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We need reading/writing tutors of homeless 9th-12th graders

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ORGANIZATION: Literacy Together (formerly Literacy Council of Buncombe County)

  • 8 people are interested

Recent reports indicate Buncombe County, NC, has over 750 homeless students, and the numbers continue to rise. Literacy Together will work with homeless 9th- 12th graders who need a reading and writing tutor. These students attend either Clyde A. Erwin High School or Enka High School. Tutoring will be in person, and days and times are flexible. Your 1:1 tutoring support can help students stay in school, graduate, and build a stable and healthy future for themselves.

Read the report on homeless high school students: https://www.unitedwayabc.org/blog/homeless-students-face-barriers-education-buncombe-county.

Contact Linda at Linda@lit-together.org if you'd like to help.

Testimonials from people who participated in the orientation meetings:

"I loved the stories that were shared of how volunteers enhanced the lives of adults and children through tutoring. I am excited to contribute to developing children’s literary skills, as I am passionate about literature. ~ Lauren

"I was surprised to learn about the number of people in Buncombe County who cannot read." Carol "I was surprised by many of the statistics about literacy rates and had not considered just how strongly literacy is linked to poverty and family history. All the more eager to help!" ~Karen "The statistics shown were very important, especially about gaps in literacy levels between black and white students." ~ Nadia " I did not know that you could volunteer internationally. That is great!" ~ Eric

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About Literacy Together (formerly Literacy Council of Buncombe County)


31 College St., Building B. Suite 221, Asheville, NC 28801, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to transform lives and communities through the power of literacy. Our vision is a just and equitable community in which literacy is accessible and achievable for all.


Literacy Together (formerly The Literacy Council of Buncombe County) was created in 1986 as a merger of two leading adult literacy organizations - Altrusa of Asheville and the Asheville-Buncombe Literacy Council. Since our beginning 35 years ago, we have continued to grow programming and expand our reach to meet the literacy and English language needs of people of all ages in Buncombe County.

Please take five minutes to watch our video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWZNYZVkmO0. Thanks!


Education & Literacy
Homeless & Housing
Education & Literacy, Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Candler, NC 28715






  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours a week

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