About Us

Beaverton Literacy Council (BLC) had its beginnings in the 1960's with four volunteers who tutored students one-on-one. In 1984, small group tutoring was started at the old Beaverton Library. Today, BLC has
nearly 40 volunteers and serves over 160 students from 29 nations in classes, small groups, and one-on-one settings at locations throughout Beaverton.

BLC is a community-based all-volunteer organization. Our volunteers, many of whom have been with BLC for many years, are trained to offer positive, encouraging tutoring experiences. Our board of directors handles administrative matters, leaving our tutors free to focus on working with students.

You can make a difference!
The community's need exceeds our current capability. We have opportunities to work directly with students as a tutor, and on the administrative side of the organization. To learn about volunteering, click here.

To learn about donating to BLC, click here.

BLC is registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, tax ID #93-1280268. Donations are tax deductible as charitable contributions. 

Mission
The Beaverton Literacy Council provides adult instruction in English literacy, English as a Second Language, and U.S. Citizenship.

Vision
Improving people's lives through literacy, ESL, and U.S. Citizenship education.

Values
We believe in respecting our students, volunteers and the community. We believe in honoring diversity and celebrating differences. We believe in enriching the lives of our students and volunteers. We believe financial hardship should not be a barrier to education.

Board of Directors
Kathi Evans - President
Jim Keniston - Vice President
Michael Whitmore - Treasurer
Ethel Campbell - Secretary
Jasmina Balogh - Member at Large
Linda Bonder - Member at Large