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.
Who We Are
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.
What We Do
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: