“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

- Nelson Mandela




Helping people grow through education.

The East Texas Literacy Council served 444 adult students last year with 9,849 hours of instruction!

Upcoming Events- 33rd Annual BEE for Literacy!

33rd Annual BEE for Literacy!

June 5th, 2024

11:30 am- 1:30pm at Bramlette Elementary

111 Tupelo Dr. Longview, Tx

Lunch Served!

Tickets are $20!

The ETLC’s 33rd year annual fundraiser, the “BEE for Literacy!”  Our  “teams” will be competing for the coveted title!  Congratulations to our last year’s team, EASTMAN CHEMICAL!


East Texas Literacy Symposium

The 2024 East Texas Literacy Symposium will be held on Saturday, March 2nd , 2024, from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, in the Longview University Center at UT Tyler. This symposium is offered free of charge to educators, volunteer tutors, ESL teachers, and other library and nonprofit professionals who work in the fields of adult and family literacy. www.literacytexas.org/EastTX

The ETLC’s 33rd year annual fundraiser, the “BEE for Literacy!,” will be held in June of 2024 at Pine Tree Junior High Cafeteria. Our  “teams” will be competing for the coveted title!  Congratulations to last year’s winner Eastman Chemical.  To participate in the BEE for Literacy! fundraiser or to see our sponsors, please visit the BEE page here on our website.  You may also donate at http://bee-for-literacy.cheddarup.com.

Scrabble with Friends

Grab some friends and join us for a light supper and fun Scrabble games. You’ll compete as a team (8 per team) against other teams to amass the most word points in three short rounds. Play to win or just for the fun of it. Our event will be Tuesday, October 24th at 6:00pm.

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“I am glad that you have this kind of program to help us. All the teachers I have known have a lot of patience for me and my classmates, and always help encourage us to achieve our goals. I want to say ‘Thank You’ for all the lessons you taught me and I thank God for all the volunteers and teachers that have patience and gave us confidence. Thank you for everything. I am so grateful. God bless you.”

- 2018 ESL Student
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