Hurricane Delta

During the mandatory evacuation for Hurricane Delta, all Literacy Council offices will be closed until October 12, 2020. Literacy Council phones are not currently available. Please email for class updates.


If you need emergency assistance or information, please call Louisiana 211. 

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Online Instruction

Currently, all Literacy Council classes have been moved to online.  We are working with our partners to establish new schedules.  Please reach out to your instructor or check back for updates.

All Literacy Council instructors are available via phone or email (9am to 3pm, Mon - Fri).  Please visit our Student Resources page to find up-to-date contact information for staff members.  


Current Students:
Packet Requests

If you do not have access to an internet enabled device like a smart phone, tablet, or computer, we will be providing paper packets once our Central School office is operational. 


To request paper packets, email your instructor or click the button below. 


Post Hurricane Laura

Following Hurricane Laura, the Literacy Council's classrooms in Central School, DeRidder, and in Jennings at the Morgan Smith campus will be reopening. However, the classes at SOWELA's main campus and in Grand Lake are damaged.  We are working to reorganize classes and online instruction.


Please visit our website for more updates on class schedules and locations or click the button to contact our staff directly.


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The Literacy Council of SWLA, Inc. is a nonprofit organization committed to literacy and lifelong learning.  We offer services in the five parish area of Southwest Louisiana.  We are a United Way of SWLA funded organization and an authorized HiSET instruction provider via the LCTCS and WRU.


Tel:  337-494-7000 | 337-602-8438


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Lake Charles, LA  70601


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