Literacy Council of Southwest Louisiana, Inc.

Address

809 Kirby Street, Suite 126
Lake Charles, LA 70601

(337) 494-7000

www.literacyswla.org

Date of Official Change:

April 26, 2016

Description:

Mission
The Literacy Council is a community-based, non-profit organization that provides instructional programs to improve educational skill levels in Southwest Louisiana and works to increase public awareness of literacy-related issues.

Vision
Through its Lifelong Learning Center, the Literacy Council provides educational programs to build individual self-sufficiency, strengthen families, and ultimately enrich lives and our community as a whole. The Council's vision is to build a strong literate community, one individual-and one family-at a time.

Provides services to adults, children, and families. Services include adult education; English as a second language; reading, writing, and mathmatics; financial literacy; computer literacy; high school equivalency diploma preparation ( HiSET); online classes; and career and college transition assistance.

Adult Education program serves four parishes - Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jefferson Davis and classes are available in Lake Charles, Sulphur, Jennings, Grand Lake and DeRidder.
The program, offered by the Literacy Council of SWLA provides classes for adults seeking to improve their basic skills. The classes prepare students to not only take the HiSET test - a high school equivalency exam - but also pursue further training, work or education.

English as a second language classes are offered in Lake Charles and Jennings

Hours:

Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 3:00pm

Intake Process:

Fill out application, apply in person at registration for classes or appointments are taken by phone

Languages:

English, Spanish

Eligibility:

Live in one of the 5 parishes: Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and
Jefferson Davis

Handicap Accessible?

No

Is Shelter?

No

Related Resource

Date of Official Change:

April 26, 2016

Volunteer Opportunities:

Agency utilizes volunteers to work with adults and youths in its tutoring programs and the Reach Out and Read Program, and/or work one on one, as small group leaders, as classroom aides, and as volunteer clinic readers / call office for more information / Volunteers interested in tutoring adults and youths must be age 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED; Clinic Readers must be 16 years or older

Address Listings

Physical (Primary)

809 Kirby Street, Suite 126
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Mailing

809 Kirby Street, Suite 126
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Contacts

Available Staff

(337) 494-7000

info@literacyswla.org

Tommeka Semien

Executive Director

tsemien@literacyswla.org

Phone Numbers

Main Phone

(337) 494-7000

Fax

(337) 494-7915

Toll Free

(888) 548-7952

Legal Status:

Non-Profit

Geography Served

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  • Louisiana
    • Allen County
      • Beauregard County
        • Calcasieu County
          • Cameron County
            • Jefferson Davis County
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            • Louisiana
              • Allen County
                • Beauregard County
                  • Calcasieu County
                    • Cameron County
                      • Jefferson Davis County
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                                • Jefferson Davis County
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                                                                                                          • Beauregard County
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                                                                                                                • Jefferson Davis County
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