This subject guide offers assistance in the area of Adult Literacy. It lists books, research databases, websites, and local organizations. It also includes subject headings that are helpful for searching our catalog for more information.
Adult Literacy Books
Links to Research Databases
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Links to Recommended Websites
The Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL) is a national nonprofit public charity. Its mission is to help advance adult education and literacy in the United States – to move adult literacy out of the shadows into the mainstream of American education, as required by the nation’s 21st century needs.
Promotes adult literacy as a vehicle for personal, economic, and community empowerment.
NCFL was established in 1989 and has pioneered educational initiatives that open pathways for continuous life improvement for the nation's most at-risk children and families.
The mission of the National Coalition for Literacy (NCL) is to advance adult education, family literacy, and English language acquisition in the U.S. by increasing public awareness for the need to increase funding and programs; promoting effective public policy; and serving as an authoritative resource for the field on national adult education issues.
Browsing Our Collection
Literacy Kansas City
211 W. Armour Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
Adult Basic Education of K.C.
2121 Charlotte St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Della Lamb Community Services
500 Woodland Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64106
Blue Springs Adult Education
5000 NW Valley View Road
Blue Springs, MO 64015
North Kansas City School District
3100 NE 83rd Street Ste. #2450
Kansas City, MO 64119
Various Locations in Johnson County, KS
(small fee involved)
Kansas City, Kansas Community Adult Education
7250 State Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66112