About The American Literacy Council
For more than 150 years, the American Literacy Council (ALC) has issued scholarly research, publications and innovative strategies, to help counter the dismal literacy statistics found in most English-speaking countries. Our goal is to share with you tools, concepts, and action plans that support this effort.
We have collected and posted, on this site, a variety of related materials: scholarly articles, practical "how-to" case studies, recordings, videos, conceptual debates, sources for software packages, links to classroom materials, lists of funding sources, professional organizations, statistical studies, and examples of innovative initiatives.
I can be reached at the Boulder Colorado Literacy Research Center by calling (303) 440-7385 or emailing email@example.com.
Robert Alan Mole, President
American Literacy Council
Information on our Board and Members can be found on our American Literacy Council's Board page.
The American Literacy Council aims to provide information related to English literacy, and to assist individuals who seek guidance for helping persons who cannot read and/or write.
As a non-profit service agency the American Literacy Council analyzes and publishes information related to emerging literacy methods, concepts, and spelling reform resources.
The American Literacy Council faithfully supports the vision of the founders who, in 1876, valued any and all methods that could enlarge the circle of English-reading people. We support the founders' vision which values gradual unforced evolution of the written language toward more simple and consistent spellings. Spelling reform, whether acheived slowly, or through legislation continues to be part of the basic mission.
A Big Thank You!
We want to thank all of the Contributing Members and Friends of the American Literacy Council. Without your help, our mission would not be possible!
Non-Profit Innovators in Education Since 1876
The American Literacy Council's main purpose is to convey information on new solutions, innovative technologies, and tools for engaging more boldly in the battle for literacy.
Our present efforts include: exposure to SoundSpel, DoublLien, Ed Lias' Word List, Writing Program, and the development of a DVD program Learning to Read.
The American Literacy Council is an approved 501c3 not-for-profit organization, and it welcomes contributions for which tax deductible receipts are issued. Contributions are used to provide new literacy services, maintain the New York office, underwrite community-based research projects, and provide occasional grants of tutoring, teacher training, and other services.
Contributions and donations from businesses, corporations, and/or private individuals can be sent directly to the President's Office.