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About Us


The Portland Literacy Council (PLC) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1993. PLC is dedicated to promoting adult literacy programs throughout the Portland metropolitan area. PLC efforts include: developing volunteer tutor training programs, hosting an annual literacy tutor conference, publishing the Literacy Links newsletter, and sponsoring local literacy projects. 

In this short video, Kris Magaurn, PLC chair, describes the program in a Comcast Newsmakers interview:

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Mission:

Our mission is to assist, develop, and facilitate literacy programs throughout the Portland metropolitan area. We are committed to helping provide the learning tools that are necessary to ensure that a basic education is available to everyone.


Community Partners:

The Children's Book Bank (www.childrensbookbank.org)

Center for Intercultural Organizing (www.interculturalorganizing.org)

Portland Community College - Adult Basic Skills (www.pcc.edu)

Portland ESL Network (www.portlandesl.pbworks.com)

Mount Hood Community College - Adult Basic Skills (www.mhcc.edu)

Multnomah County Library (www.multcolib.org/services/literacy/)

Clackamas Community College (www.clackamas.edu)

People*Places*Things (www.peopleplacesthings.memberlodge.com)


Officers and Board of Directors:

Kris Magaurn .............. Chair

Kay Talbot ................. Treasurer

Emilia Gilroy-Sander ... Secretary

Cari Martz ................. GED scholarship program

Cheryl Thoen ............. Webmaster

Peggy L. Murphy .......  Newsletter Editor

Penny Russman ........  Special Projects


Contact US:

E-mail:
info@portlandliteracy.org

Mail:
Portland Literacy Council
P.O. Box 2872
Portland, OR 97208-2872

Website Issues:
cheryl@portlandliteracy.org