Thank you for supporting immigrants and refugees in the Pacific Northwest!

With support from individuals and charitable foundations, Beaverton Literacy Council (BLC) provides free and low-cost English classes for adult immigrants and refugees in Oregon and Washington State. Each year, our all-volunteer organization serves over 400 adult learners from more than 25 countries. Our classes place a premium not only on teaching English, but also on building community and helping students understand American culture, government, and local events. 

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BLC is run by a dedicated volunteer board of directors.  Our board of BLC teachers and students brings experience in finance, operations, marketing, teaching, and learning.

BLC's program is part of an interconnected web of English programs and other services that work with immigrants and refugees in the Portland metro area. We have active partnerships with Portland Literacy Council, Portland State University's Applied Linguistics Department, Portland ESL Network, and others. 

Your support makes a difference!

Donations to BLC are needed primarily to pay for student textbooks. Students are asked to pay if they can, but many cannot afford even our modest fees.

We welcome donations: 

We would be happy to discuss any donation; please contact Board President Linda Bonder at, 503-468-7809. 


Beaverton Literacy Council (BLC) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID: 93-1280268. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. To fully comply with charitable registration law, we can currently solicit online donations only from Oregon residents.