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Mission Statement

The Minnesota Literacy Council (MLC) is the only statewide, nonprofit, volunteer literacy organization in Minnesota. As a leader and advocate for literacy, MLC provides a variety of cost-effective literacy-based services designed to help achieve the personal, educational, and economic goals of Minnesotans.


Founded in 1972, the Minnesota Literacy Council is Minnesota's only non-profit, volunteer-based, education provider that operates statewide. Through a network of almost 130 community- and school-based programs, we provide free, confidential tutoring for individuals lacking the most basic reading, writing, and English-speaking skills. We serve both native-born Americans, and refugees and immigrants.


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Would you recommend Minnesota Literacy Council?

by Christine W. (April 21, 2016)
I have been volunteering here for 8 years. I love it! Great organization, great people to work with. The Volunteer Coordinators are friendly and helpful. The students are awesome, hard working and appreciative of the time that is spent with them. I highly recommend!
by Mallory M. from Meadville, PA (May 4, 2015)
Minnesota Literacy Council is wonderful! They are very well organized and take care of their volunteers. There is a 3 day class that is required in order to teach, but it is very worth it. Each class is very well put together and leaves a lot of wiggle room to get creative with the students. All my students were wonderful too, such great people! When they found out we were moving out of state, they were so sweet. One brought in a cake and we had a small going away party. 10/10 would volunteer here again! Open Door Northeast rocks! :)
by Katharine E. (December 21, 2010)
Everyone at MLC is incredibly friendly, and the services they offer are outstanding! Volunteering is easy, and the people at MLC make their volunteers feel like they're actually contributing something and are important, instead of just another face. It's a great organization!