While there are programs dedicated to providing adult literacy services in the Baton Rouge area, there has been a lack of coordination among organizations, and it has been difficult to standardize the measurement of learner gains. Awareness of services has been limited, and services have not always reached those in need. There are far more potential learners than those currently being served, but literacy service providers are under-staffed and under-funded. In short, the Baton Rouge area has lacked the capacity to effectively coordinate, improve, and track the quality and impact of literacy services.
Improving literacy in the Baton Rouge area began with the work of
several organizations and individuals who collectively studied adult
literacy in our community. Their work continued with the development
of a community-wide Literacy Plan and the launch of the Greater
Baton Rouge Literacy Coalition in 2005. The Coalition is the one
organization charged with the responsibility of implementing the
strategies of this community-wide Literacy Plan.
GBRLC promotes life-long learning, work-readiness and career advancement by creating a continuum of services delivered in collaboration with our affiliate providers and other strategic partners. Together, we offer adult students pathways to success, built on a foundation of literacy.
A prosperous community where people can gain skills for self-sufficiency, our economy can grow, and families can thrive!