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Santa's Hot Chocolate Run -- Saturday, December 2, 2017

Registration Information ( The 4th Annual Santa's Hot Chocolate Run 5K / 1 mile will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Regi..

Musicale 2017

The Literacy Council is excited to present our sixth annual Musicale, featuring Lake Charles’ own The Pretty Cavaliers -- Elms District. Musicale 2017 will be held on Sunday, O..

No Classes August 30 - September 1

Update 8/29/17: All Literacy Council classes are canceled for the rest of this week. We will not have classes Wednesday to Friday, August 30 - September 1. All offices will remain ..

Literacy Awareness Day -- Saturday, September 16

The Literacy Council will have special activities at the Prien Lake Mall on Saturday, September 16th. Beginning at 10am, we will have free activities and books for children of all ages. Al..

Wine & Words to Benefit the Literacy Council

The Literacy Council of Southwest Louisiana will host Wine and Words on Thursday, February 9th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Central School. ( Beginning at..

Gift Tree Raffle

Take a chance on a great holiday raffle! The Gift Tree Raffle is $10 per ticket. Proceeds benefit the Literacy Council!..

Rusty Metoyer Headlines Musicale

Rusty Metoyer Will Perform Sunday, October 23rd Live Music for Literacy—Supporting the Literacy Council of SWLA Musicale 2016 will be held on Sunday, October 23rd from 4..

2016 Summer Enrichment Program

We are currently accepting applications for the 2016 SEP or summer camp. The camp is open to children entering grades 1 to 6. Limited space is available. Please contact Iesha Rubin d..

Graduation--June 24, 2016

The Literacy Council will host our annual Community Graduation ceremony on Friday, June 24, 2016. Anyone in the five parish are who has earned their High School Equivalency Diploma may partici..

No Class March 9th

The Literacy Council's offices in DeRidder, Grand Lake, Lake Charles and Jennings will be closed tomorrow. There will be no daytime or evening classes. Please monitor our social media and website for ..

Open House

Literacy Council Open House Central School Arts & Humanities Center Monday, February 15th 6pm - 7:30pm The Literacy Council will host an open house on Monday, February 15th. The community is ..

Adult Education Think-In

The Literacy Council is hosting an Adult Education Think-In on Friday, January 15th, from 8:30am to 2:00pm. The purpose of the Think-In is to engage organizations and individuals from South..

Santa's Hot Chocolate Run Update

Registration is $30 through November 30. Use our registration link ( to register online or click here (/_literature_228849/2015SantaRunRegistrationForm) for a..

Santa's Hot Chocolate Run

Santa's Hot Chocolate Run will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2015. The 1 mile Fun Run begins at 8am and the chip-timed 5K begins at 8:30am. The run will begin and end at the Central School Ar..

Musicale 2015

Musicale 2015 is scheduled for Saturday, October 3rd. The event will be held at the Historical Calcasieu Marine National Bank. Snidely Whiplash, a local rock band, will perform. The feature..

2015 Summer Enrichment Program

open to students entering grades 1 to 5 limited space for students entering 6 - 8 The Literacy Council is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Summer Enrichment Program. Students e..

2014 Summer Enrichment Program

The Literacy Council will be hosting a 10-week summer enrichment program for students entering grades 1 to 5. The 2014 Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) will begin on Monday, June 2, 2014, and will..

New Path to High School Equivalency in Louisiana

New Path to High School Equivalency in Louisiana New for 2014, approved Louisiana test centers will be administering the HiSET® exam, the new alternative to the GED® test, to hel..

Musicale 2013

Click here to purchase tickets online! ( Click here to purchase tickets by check or money order! (/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=185699) Lite..

July, 2013 Literacy Council Newsletter

The Literacy Council of Southwest Louisiana's July, 2013, newsletter is currently available on our website. For additional information about the agency and its programs, please call 337-494-70..

GED Graduation

The Literacy Council will be hosting our annual graduation ceremony at the Central School Arts & Humanities Center on Thursday, June 20th at 7:00pm. The ceremony recognizes adults from Beaure..

2013 Summer Enrichment Program

The Literacy Council is accepting applications for our Summer Enrichment Program. Students will participate in reading, writing, mathematics, arts & crafts, library visits and field trips. ..

Community Yard Sale

The Literacy Council is hosting a Community Yard Sale on Saturday, May 4th, at 1313 Country Club Rd (formerly Stine). Please support the Literacy Council by making donations on Wednesdays from 10..

Community Yard Sale May 4th

The Literacy Council is hosting a Community Yard Sale on Saturday, May 4th, at 1313 Country Club Rd (formerly Stine). The yard sale will be begin bright and early on Saturday, May 4th. Come..

Thanks to the Bluff Cup & Hitting the Links for Literacy

The Literacy Council's Board of Directors and staff would like to the thank the Bluff Cup for putting on the Hitting the Links for Literacy Golf Tournament The event was held on April 12th at the Nat..

The American Dream Starts at Your Library

The Calcasieu Parish Public Library is offering a series of ESL workshops in May. Call Central Library at 337-721-7118 or Fontenot Memorial at 337-721-7095. ..

Hitting the Links for Literacy

Join the Literacy Council of Southwest Louisiana, Inc. for “Hitting the Links for Literacy” Golf Tournament presented by SONIC on Friday, April 12 at The National Golf Club of LA in ..

What's Happening in April?

April is a busy month for all Literacy Council programs. We have new student testing, a golf tournament, summer program registration and community yard sale collections. New Student Testing: ..

ABE to College: Accelerating Opportunities

ABE or adult basic education refers to programs that assist adults with improving their skills in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, communication, and technology. The Literacy Council p..

ABE Registration Schedule

Adults interested in enrolling in adult basic education classes should contact the Literacy Council site closest to them as soon as possible. Daytime and evening testing appointments are available..

GED Retakes Ending

The current version of the GED test will expire in December of this year. Once the current version expires, all former and current adult basic education students will be required to take the new exam...

New Program in DeRidder

New Program in DeRidder In January, the Literacy Council began offering adult basic education services in DeRidder. Classes are being held at the Beauregard Education Link or old First Street School..

New Student Testing

All Literacy Council sites are currently accepting new students for the adult basic education program. Lake Charles: Testing will be held at the Central School Arts & Humanities Center o..


Musicale Music for Literacy Featuring Amanda Shaw & The Cute Guys, plus The Jay Ecker Jazz Ensemble with Chester Daigle & Rick Condit Performance of Michael Jackson's Thrille..

WorkReady U Dual-Enrollment

. WorkReady U Dual-Enrollment Program: Work on GED and get College Credit The Literacy Council in partnership with Sowela Technical Community College, will be hosting informatio..

New Student Testing

New Student Testing and Orientation will be held in Lake Charles, Grand lake, and Jennings during the month of October. Testing Dates & Times October 29th - 3:45pm-8:00pm, Evenin..

Youth Tutoring Available

Youth tutoring will begin on October 15, 2012. Sessions will be held Monday -Thursday at 4:00pm - 6:00pm and 5:00pm - 7:00pm. A $25 registration fee is required. For more information about t..

2012 Rotary Literacy Awards

On October 4th, 2012, the Rotary Club of Lake Charles hosted the 20thAnnual Literacy Awards & Reception. Five adult learners were presented with Rotary Excellence in Achievement Awards. Eac..