Our History


The Lewis County Literacy Council began in 1971 when community members recognized a need to help refugees from Southeast Asia learn English.  As word spread, Hispanic immigrants began asking for help as well, and later new arrivals from Eastern Europe needed assistance also.

Known now as Our Literacy Council, in early 2015 our¬†Board of Trustees approved a new mission statement: “Our Literacy Council of Lewis County Serves to Empower Individuals in Our Communities by Advancing Literacy in All Its Forms.”

Today the Literacy Council focuses on GED completion, English as a Second Language, and Adult Basic Education in a partnership with Centralia College. Our Literacy Council volunteer tutors assist learners throughout the community with math, reading, writing and grammar. We are also considering a number of new initiatives including life skills, computer literacy and story times throughout the county. Watch us grow!