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Literacy Council of Grand Island

Literacy Council of Grand Island

Contact Info:

Kurt Stoppkotte
Executive Director
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Our mission is to teach our students the literacy skills necessary to communicate, grow and thrive within their community. We teach reading, writing, and math literacy skills free of charge, and regardless of age, income, background, race, or religion. Promoting literacy builds stronger communities, encourages equality, and increases opportunities.

Grand Island is a small city surrounded by the farm fields of rural Nebraska. Many immigrants and refugees have come here for jobs: among our approximately 50,000 residents, more than 1 out of every 7 has been designated as Limited English Proficient. The Literacy Council of Grand Island (LCofGI) is a small organization with a big job to do: teach the literacy skills people need to pursue higher education, get better jobs, acclimate to and thrive in their new community. Founded in 1981, LCofGI is the only nonprofit organization in Hall County providing literacy instruction to students free of charge. Volunteers can help in a variety of ways, from meeting with a student one-on-one for a tutoring session once a week, to helping students navigate computers in our Language and Learning Lab, to simply spending time interacting with students informally in our Community Connection Center.


Literacy Council of Grand Island Opportunities