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Mission, Vision & Values

MISSION STATEMENT
The Gaston Literacy Council, Inc., a private non-profit organization, exists to help people become functionally literate through advocacy initiatives and instructional services.


VISION

The Gaston Literacy Council, Inc. serves to promote a thriving, productive community that recognizes individuals in need of literacy services, encourages them to come forward, and supports their efforts to gain essential knowledge.


VALUE STATEMENT

The Gaston Literacy Council, Inc. believes that literacy enriches the quality of life for individuals and our community.  To this end, we are committed to:

  • Inclusiveness
  • Accessibility
  • Learner-Centered Instruction
  • Volunteerism
  • Partnership
  • Responsibility
  • Accountability

Adopted by the Board of Directors on August 26, 2003

Definition

Literacy is the ability to clearly read, write, and speak English on a level necessary to develop one’s knowledge and potential, compute and solve problems, achieve individual goals, and function in our English-speaking society.

Adopted by the Board of Directors on January 21, 2003

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