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Established in 1987, Community Literacy Centers, Inc. (CLC) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to teaching adults to read. Since its inception, CLC has helped over 32,000 individuals. We partner with over 28 agencies in Oklahoma City to reach those who need assistance. We offer basic skills, English as a Second Language and also provide tutor training and workshops for volunteers.

Community Literacy Centers is a place where adults learn to read in a safe, welcoming environment. For many adults, CLC provides a second chance at life and opens new doors of opportunity.

We provide free classroom instruction to more than 1,000 adults each year in reading, writing, and mathematics. We also provide individual tutoring for students needing additional support.

At Community Literacy Centers, students are surrounded by people who truly care about them. Many of the adults who come to CLC have heartbreaking stories about their experiences as non-readers. When adults come to us, they are often ashamed of their circumstances and need a lot of reassurance. They need to know that they can become self-sufficient adults. They also must know that we will not give up on them.

The fact is CLC is quietly changing lives in our community every day.


We operate with private contributions and we do it very efficiently. We are committed to applying sound educational principles with a business perspective to create the most innovative, cost-efficient means to teach adults to read.