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East Central Area Literacy Council

Listing Last Update: January 25, 2019


2303 N Bishop
PO Box 1336
Rolla, MO 65402

Primary Contact

Alice Whalen

(844) 322-4235

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To study for my high school equivalency exam
  • To learn English
  • To improve my math skills
  • To improve my technology skills

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer

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Mission Statement

The mission of the East Central Area Literacy Council is to promote increased literacy for adult learners in east central Missouri through the effective use of volunteers, the provision of support services for volunteers and learners, and collaboration with individuals, groups, or organizations desiring to foster increased literacy.

Hours of operation: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Cost info: Classes and tutoring are free.

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

When I started this course I was very motivated to be able to talk with my grandchildren and my son-in-law and his family.

I started speaking some English. my pronunciation was very bad and my spelling was even worse. Before I talked with people and only understood a part of the conversation. the other part just figured it.

Today I feel that little time has passed. because the classes are very interesting and fun. but a little more than two months have passed. I have improved a lot. My vocabulary and my spelling is better now. My listening has yet to improve but, I can already receive calls and talk by cellphone, and read a book.

A week ago I been talking with my son-in-law for two hours. He was very excited, after 5 years of knowing him we talked more than 2 minutes. A few days ago, my son-in-law's father came home to fix the heater. It was a challenge overcome. He speaks hill-billy style. but we could talk.

I am very grateful to my teachers and I really
appreciate how they have helped me.

Program’s Demographics/Metrics

As of December 2015

22% ESL/ELA non-white students (primarily Middle-Eastern or Asian).

78% white, non-hispanic

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