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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

 

PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE

Founded in 1964 as a volunteer organization, Gaston Literacy Council, Inc. (GLC) is a private non-profit that exists to improve the literacy rate in our community, contributing to the economic development of our county and our region.  Gaston County’s literacy rate of 78.9% as of 2010 is below the State and National averages (84% and 85%, respectively), and without at least a high school education, 21% of Gaston County’s adults are considered functionally illiterate.  We help our clients become functionally literate through advocacy initiatives and instructional services.  Our organization is staffed by professionals specially trained in the field of adult education.



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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