What is Family Literacy

What is FLC?

FLC, Inc. Helps Communities Achieve Family Literacy

Family Literacy Centers assist families and individuals to effectively read, write and communicate in English with one-to-one tutoring assistance from trained volunteers, teachers, and parents.

The Centers are established in both rural and urban communities across the U.S. They are successfully organized in a variety of facilities including public libraries, senior centers, public schools, private schools, correctional facilities, public assistance centers, homes, and churches.

The centers place struggling readers and their families with a caring volunteer tutor who employs a methodology tailored to fit individual learning needs. The emphasis is on early intervention with help in basic and intermediate reading as well as writing and computing. In addition to conventional print materials available at each center, FLC, Inc. is reaching out with new technology using the internet, DVDs, and interactive CDs for both training and distance learning. As a result of the combined efforts of staff, parents and trained tutors, students raise their reading levels by approximately one-half grade each month. Students thus experience increased self-esteem as well as the ability to be more productive at school, on the job, and in their personal and community lives.