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Augustine Project 2016: Teach Children to Read

Every summer the Literacy Council's Augustine Project holds a tutor training session for volunteers who wish to tutor children in K-12th grade who are reading, writing and /or spelling below grade level and live in low-income homes. You can read one particular student/tutor story in this month's e-newsletter.

We are excited to have our 2016 dates announced. There will be orientations on Fri. June 10th from 12pm-1pm and Wed. June 15th from 5:30pm-6:30pm at LCBC.

The Augustine Project is looking for tutors for the 2016/2017 school year. If you would like to learn how to teach a child to read, please contact Lily at or 828-254-3442. The annual training for volunteer tutors with the Augustine Project is an 8-day commitment and will take place at ArtSpace Charter School on July 5th-8th and 11th-14th. 


Learn what it is like to be a tutor or a student at the Literacy Council in the article: Mountain Causes, Asheville Citizen-Times Click here for a pdf version.     

Become a volunteer tutor! The next orientation sessions for prospective volunteers will be on July 20 at 9am, and July 21 at 5:30pm. Prospective volunteers should choose one of these sessions to attend. RSVP to

volunteer schedule


Read about an Augustine Student's improvements after a year of working with a tutor.

Read our letter to the editor in the Asheville Citizen-Times thanking all of our volunteers during National Volunteer Week.

Read about how an Augustine Project student's love of dogs helped him improve his reading.

Congratulations to Edith on passing the US Naturalization exam.

Congratulations to R.J., an Adult Education student, who was able to read a book to his grandchild for the first time.

Congratulations to Richard, an Adult Education student who has worked diligently and made huge gains.

Congratulations to Gina Poore, one of our very dedicated Adult Education students.

Read our tutor's story about traveling to Mexico with her student.

Meet our star ESOL student this year, Elena Zinchenko.

Read about the inspiring Jimenez/Hernandez family, a whole family of Literacy Council students!

Meet Jesus Hernandez, Augustine Project student.

Read our June e-newsletter here.

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