Literacy Coalition of Colorado

A nonprofit organization

100,000 Colorado adults, born in the US, read below the equivalent of a 4th grade level. Many other adults seek English as a Second Language classes, assistance to prepare for high school equivalency tests, or support in learning essential digital skills. You can provide teachers and tutors with the training they need to help adult learners improve their literacy skills. Learner success relies on educator success. Educator success begins with your contribution.


I learned a lot of things that are already helping me be a better volunteer with Boulder Library's Conversations in English program!

      -- Kirsten, Feb. 2022 training attendee

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


Literacy Coalition of Colorado promotes and fosters adult education in Colorado because we recognize the importance of literacy for people to thrive in their communities. We connect and support providers of adult literacy and foundational skills through training, networking, information, and advocacy.

Background Statement

The Literacy Coalition of Colorado (LCC) envisions a state where more adult education providers connect with learners and have what they need to support students. We provide training for paid and volunteer teachers and tutors, and we offer opportunities for educators and program administrators to network and collaborate. We maintain a map and list 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 digital literacy.

Organization Data


Organization name

Literacy Coalition of Colorado

other names

LCC, Literacy Coalition of Jefferson County

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)




Organization Size

Small Organization


1031 33rd Street, Suite 133
Denver, CO 80205

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US



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