Kern Literacy Council
Our Services to the Community
Free One-to-One or Small Group Tutoring
Adult Basic Education
Help Kern County residents with reading, writing, and math skills necessary to function in society.
English as a Second Language
Teach people to read, write, and speak English from beginning to advanced levels.
Citizenship Test Preparation
Provide assistance to individuals working to pass their United States Citizenship Test. Classes meet every Tuesday from 9-11. One-to-one tutoring available, also.
Tutor people in a variety of subjects to help them pass their GED, or high school equivalency test.
Family Literacy Program
Teach parents English as a Second Language to help them in their daily life and in communicating with teachers.
Teach parents reading strategies so they can read to and with their children
purchase books for children and youth.
Build home libraries for families.
Through the generous support of the Virginia and Alfred Harrell Foundation, the Cynthia Lake Charitable Trust, and The Woman and Girls Fund at Kern Community Foundation, KLC is partnering with Dress for Success Bakersfield to offer Build Your Own Path.
This innovative project offers low- and moderate-income (LMI) women with children the opportunity to pursue pathways to citizenship, ESL, employment, high school equivalency, or any combination of these things.
The key is peer support. Women meet and share their aspirations, and together create strategies for success. KLC and DFS provide resources in the form of one-to-one and small group tutoring, technology access, hands-on workshops, peer mentoring, and clothes for interviews.
For information on the next orientation session, contact KLC at 661-324-3213.