Children's Literacy Center

CLC strives to improve the reading skills of an increasing number of children in need of reading assistance across Colorado. Children must master basic reading skills otherwise, they will not keep pace with their school curriculum.

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Official Name
Children's Literacy Center​​​​​​​
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Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
Child Care Credit
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Headquarters Address
2928 Straus Lane
Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Colorado Location
2928 Straus Lane
Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
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2928 Straus Lane
Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
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Mission Statement

Building a life of success through a foundation of literacy…ONE child at a time

Organization History

Children's Literacy Center (CLC) began as a Junior League project in 1991 and has since evolved into a statewide effort to build a life of success for children through a foundation of literacy. We provide one-to-one tutoring and curriculum materials for disadvantaged youth and their families. Additionally, we recruit and train nearly 600 volunteers each year. Beginning with one location and sixty-two children in 1993, volunteers continue to tutor using the Peak Reader curriculum at more than 13 community sites in Colorado.


"This program is really helpful. I am improving a lot. I love my tutor! She helps me a whole bunch." Gracie, student from Southeast YMCA site
"My daughter has moved up a full grade level in reading and writing since joining the program!" Gracie's dad, Southeast YMCA site

"I have more confidence now that I can I read better" Trevor, student from Fountain Valley YMCA site
"I used to get C's now I get A's!" Rebecca, student from Fountain Valley YMCA site

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