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Whittier Area Literacy Council, Inc.

                     Teaching people to read, write, and speak the English language.

The Whittier Area Literacy Council is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to teaching people to read, write and speak the English Language (for free).  WALC has served Whittier and adjacent communities since 1962.


The mission of The Whittier Area Literacy Council is to build a stronger, more literate community by connecting those who can help with those who need it the most.  Our trained community volunteers provide free, individualized tutoring in basic literacy and English as a Second Language for adults and children so they can reach their academic or occupational goals.


To fulfill our mission, WALC trains community volunteers and pairs them with students.  We use a variety of methods and materials to meet the learning goals of our students.  We partner with other non-profits and with city agencies.  WALC is funded by grants, personal donations, the City of Whittier, fundraisers, membership dues and local service organizations.  Board meetings are held on the first Saturday of every month.



The Whittier Area Literacy Council, Inc. is seeking volunteers for basic literacy or English as a Second Language tutors.  Community volunteers can help children succeed in school and adults reach their career or life goals.


Winter Sessions for prospective tutors will be held from 9:00am to 12:00pm on Saturday, January 20th, 27th and Feb 3rdth at the council office which is located at 12911 Hadley Street, Whittier, 90601.


No teaching experience is necessary and all materials are provided.  Tutors and students are asked to commit two hours a week for a year and may elect to work with children or adults. Come join our very successful program and make a difference in our community.  For more information or to register for training, please contact our Council Office at (562) 698-6598. 

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