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Literacy Impacts Us All

When adults learn to read, write, or do basic math, their transformations are nothing short of remarkable. They can find and keep jobs, enjoy better health and educate their children. Their new skills enable them to dream big, do more and move forward. And that means society can move forward, too.

We Need Your Help

Our programs depend on donations that enable us to touch the lives of countless neighbors across Beaufort County. Your gifts help us deliver the critical programs that empower adults and enrich our community.

Our Events

Plan now to chase away your mid-winter blues by attending The Literacy Center’s highly anticipated Cooks & Books Preview Party and Cooks & Books Festival fundraisers.


Enjoy an elegant evening featuring a lavish dinner buffet, decadent desserts, wonderful jazz, unique silent auction and open bar at the Cooks & Books Preview Party from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, February 20 at TidePointe, A Vi Community. Tickets are $95 per person ($90 online before Feb. 6). Space is limited.


The following weekend, sample amazing gourmet food prepared by the top restaurants in our area, while mingling with your favorite Lowcountry authors and watching a heated chefs’ competition during the main event. The 9th annual Cooks & Books Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 1 at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets include unlimited tastings, access to the authors and the chefs’ competition, and the opportunity to vote for a favorite tasting in “The Peoples’ Choice.”


"Last year I was a substitute tutor and I enjoyed it so much that I decided to do it full time. "

— The Literacy Center Tutor

“The staff is excellent and the students are so wonderful. I have not had one disappointing day in my entire two year experience.”

— The Literacy Center Tutor

"I plan to continue my tutoring efforts next year and I only hope it will be as exciting and rewarding as this year has been."

— The Literacy Center Tutor

“Volunteering at The Literacy Center is a wonderful experience! It is a privilege to be able to help students improve their reading, writing, and speaking skills in English.”

— The Literacy Center Tutor

“This is my second year tutoring for LVL and I can honestly say that it has been the most delightful and exciting experience in my life.”

— The Literacy Center Tutor

"The students work hard and are so happy when they achieve a new understanding. I am happy to be a part of that experience."

— The Literacy Center Tutor