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Who we are

The Iowa Literacy Council is composed of members from business and industry, labor, libraries, state agencies, adult education programs, colleges and universities, student populations, volunteers, media, and community colleges.  These people represent all parts of the state with various social economic, educational, and ethnic backgrounds.  The council is active in promoting the literacy program statewide.

Our Vision

Every Iowan has the literacy skills to reach their personal and professional goals.

Our Mission

To provide support, advocacy, and resources, along with business and community partnerships that enable Iowans to access literacy building opportunities to effectively navigate everyday life.



Our Goals

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Goal 1:  Seek to identify persons in need of literacy training and strive to serve any Iowan with a demonstrable need for these services.

Goal 2:  Coordinate literacy programs in Iowa.

Goal 3:  Serve as a clearinghouse for information on the literacy services available in Iowa.

Goal 4:  Provide greater visibility to literacy programs in Iowa, and encourage Iowans to volunteer their assistance.

Goal 5:  Provide technical support to literacy volunteers and literacy programs.