Mission statement

Literacy Source partners with adults working to gain skills and education to create new opportunities for themselves, their families, and the community.


Vision Statement 

We envision an inclusive and equitable society providing education and opportunities for all adults.


Our Values

Support: We support and encourage our students, staff, and volunteers in the endeavors to improve themselves and the community.

Respect: We recognize and appreciate the dynamic diversity of our community, and maintain a welcoming atmosphere that is respectful to all.

Flexibility: We understand that people learn in many different ways and we develop curricula that match each student’s learning style with the best practices available.

Innovation: We commit ourselves to providing the most appropriate and effective services to our students. We encourage collaboration among and between staff, volunteers, and students to develop effective teaching methods for adult learners.

Integrity:  We are accountable and pledge to do everything within our ability to assure that the needs and expectations of students, staff, volunteers, donors, and neighbors are met or exceeded.

Excellence:  We strive for excellence in all areas of our agency. We continually review and evaluate research in adult learning, revise our curricula when appropriate, and share the best practices we develop with the adult literacy community. We believe that through this commitment to program excellence, students are able to achieve their goals and sustain their commitment to learning.

Celebration:  We celebrate the successes and triumphs of students, the dedication of our staff, volunteers, and donors, and the power of a literate community.


Where are we going?

We are committed to ensuring that all adults in our community have the basic literacy skills needed to reach their goals. In the next three years, Literacy Source will reach and teach more students and increase the community impact of adult basic education programs by: 

  1. increasing access and reducing barriers
  2. expanding learning outcomes and opportunities
  3. building organizational capacity to meet community needs

Read more of our 2015-2018 Strategic Plan.