Literacy Coalition of Colorado

A nonprofit organization

100,000 Colorado adults, born in the US, read below 4th grade level.
You can provide teachers with the special training they need to help these adult learners improve their reading and life skills. Learner success begins with educator success. Educator success begins with your contribution.


I want to thank you for your presentation at Saturday's workshop. Your session was, in my opinion, the most valuable for the kind of tutoring I do.

Philip G., volunteer ESL tutor

The LCC map provided by the Literacy Coalition of Colorado is an invaluable resource for our state. As an adult education provider in Denver and Arapahoe Counties, Spring Institute frequently accesses the map to locate resources for adult learners that are close to where they work and live. We know that convenient access is critical in helping individuals take the first step to learn English or earn their high school equivalency and truly impact their lives.

Paula Schriefer, President and CEO, Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning


Striving to ensure that adult education is accessible to all who seek it.

Our Mission is to become the premier Colorado organization that strengthens individuals and communities by increasing access to and quality of adult education programs. We do this through volunteer training, professional development, and connecting learners and providers. Our work enables learners to improve their life opportunities; businesses to hire literate employees; and individuals, families and communities to thrive.

Background Statement

The Literacy Coalition of Colorado (LCC) strengthens individuals and communities by increasing access to and quality of adult education programs. The Coalition is a resource for those seeking literacy information. We maintain a map of locations across Colorado where adult learners can find classes and volunteers can find opportunities to tutor.

The LCC began in the 1980s as a grassroots community network in Jefferson County. Currently, member programs provide instruction in adult basic education, English as a Second Language, high school equivalency test preparation, family literacy, US citizenship test preparation, and workplace education.

Since its inception, the Literacy Coalition of Colorado has contributed significantly to the field by recruiting and training volunteer tutors. We provide professional development for paid instructors in the field of adult education. We will continue to increase adult literacy in Colorado.

Organization Data


Organization name

Literacy Coalition of Colorado

other names

LCC, Literacy Coalition of Jefferson County

Year Established


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1031 33rd Street, Suite 133
Denver, CO 80205

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US



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