Thank you for supporting Beaverton Literacy Council

With support from individuals and charitable organizations in the community, Beaverton Literacy Council (BLC) provides free and low-cost online and in-person English classes for adult immigrants in Oregon. In 2020-2021, we served over 350 individuals from over 25 countries with classes taught by over 80 volunteers. 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.

Our students say:

  • "I had no idea that I can learn English with people from different countries in a good environment."

  • "Without your help, I might give up to learn."

  • "I noticed learning English is learning other country's culture."

  • "I am very grateful to the teachers for creating such a wonderful lesson in the COVID-19 pandemic. I really look forward to seeing teachers and students in the Zoom again."

  • "Can I take 2 classes?" (yes, she can!)

We are an all-volunteer organization with a dedicated board of directors. Our board includes people with experience in teaching, finance, operations, marketing, and learning languages.

Within Oregon, BLC's program is part of an interconnected web of English programs and other services that work with immigrants. We have active partnerships with Portland Literacy Council, Rosewood Initiative, Portland State University's Applied Linguistics Department, and others.

Your support makes a difference!

Donations to BLC are needed primarily for tuition remission and books for students who need it.

We welcome donations:

  • By credit or debit card or Paypal: click here

  • By check sent to Beaverton Literacy Council, PO Box 1491, Beaverton, OR 97075.

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.