About Us

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 230 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.


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


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


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 - VP, Evening class coordinator

Ethel Campbell - VP, Morning class coordinator

Lisa Sambora - Treasurer

Leslie Franks - Secretary

Linda Bonder - Communications coordinator

Pam Smith - Member at Large

Michael Whitmore - Member at Large

If you are interested in attending a board meeting, please contact director@beavertonliteracy.org.

All Beaverton Literacy Council students and instructors must be at least 18 years of age. With that exception, the BLC does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.