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Our mission is to seek and provide the resources and programs neccessary for individuals to achieve literacy.
The Literacy Council of Williamson County (LCWC) is a nonprofit organization serving adults in Williamson County and parts of northern Travis County. We are dedicated to improving the literacy skills of adults and to helping high school dropouts earn a GED.
Services offered ESL(English as a Second Language) - English language tutoring for non-native English speakers. Adult Basic Literacy: Reading instruction for adults who speak English, but are reading below sixth grade GED:tutoring in the five academic subject tests of this high school equivalent certificate. Who is eligible for services? Adults at least 17 years old and not enrolled in school* Adults demonstrating low literacy skills and/or lacking a high school diploma. Adults in Williamson County and parts of N/NW Travis County.
* 17-year-olds must provide school withdrawal papers and parent/guardian signature on registration form.
Fees for Services GED clients pay a one-time $20 program fee for services. ESL clients pay $20 for each 10-week session course. Basic literacy clients pay $20 annually for tutoring.
by Nisa S. from Pflugerville, TX
I've been an ESL tutor/instructor since Sept. 2017 at the Cedar Park location. I teach once a week in the evenings over a 8-10 week session. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to help the community and be a tutor for local residents looking to learn basic English and practice conversations. You get to plan your own lessons using provided materials and have a great support network of volunteers. The experience has been very rewarding and everyone has been great to work with it.