WALC 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.