The Diablo Valley Literacy Council was started in 1978 by a
group of women from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, along with several
women from other churches, who had been active in literacy. Good
Shepherd Lutheran Church sponsors us by providing free space for
our tutor training classes, for various meetings and for our library
materials. Our Board reflects our ecumenical diversity -- Roman
Catholic, Jewish and other Protestants serve on it.
The Diablo Valley Literacy Council is an organization made up of
trained volunteers who are dedicated to teaching adult speakers
of other languages to speak, read and write English well enough
to function in our society.
DVLC trains and supports English language tutors. Tutors
meet with students individually or in small groups to instruct them
in the English language using a method developed by Dr. Frank Laubach.
Tutors use pictures, stories and conversations to teach the consonants,
long and short vowel sounds of the English language, and vocabulary
and sentence structure.
Our 18-member Board is composed of volunteers with a variety of
backgrounds and interests. Our elected officers are: