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America's Literacy Directory

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is America's Literacy Directory?

America's Literacy Directory (ALD) is a web site that allows users to find local literacy providers in all 50 states and the U.S. territories. The ALD includes literacy programs for adults looking for adult basic education, adult secondary education, computer literacy and English as a Second Language.

By entering an address or a ZIP code, you can find detailed information about area literacy programs and the services they offer. You can also generate a map and driving directions for all programs listed in the ALD.

What kind of information is available in America's Literacy Directory?

Detailed Information for each program in the ALD includes phone and fax numbers; mailing, e-mail and website addresses; types of services and instruction offered; days and time of instruction; and information on public transportation and fees.

Please note that the information on this website was contributed by other public and private organizations and is the responsibility of these organizations. The accuracy of the information provided is subject to error. Please check with programs directly to check the services that are available. Furthermore, the inclusion of links to particular items or sites is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed or products or services offered by the author of the reference or the organization operating the server on which the reference is maintained.

How can I add my literacy program to America's Literacy Directory?

Individual literacy providers can add their program to the ALD by filling out the logging on to the admin portion of the site.

Who do I contact if the information on the website is incorrect or needs to be updated?

If you find incorrect or missing data in America's Literacy Directory, you can contact us via e-mail or log on to the admin portion of the site and update your program.

Who created America's Literacy Directory?

America's Literacy Directory is a service brought to you by the National Institute for Literacy.

Where did the current data in America's Literacy Directory come from?

The National Institute for Literacy worked with a variety of national, state, and local literacy organizations to gather data for America's Literacy Directory.

Where can I find information and resources on literacy?

To find additional information and resources on literacy, visit

LINCS (Literacy Information and Communication System) features multimedia curricula developed by practitioners, special collections on major literacy topics, the latest literacy-related research and statistics, opportunities for communicating with colleagues directly and through on-line discussion groups, and the best peer-reviewed ABE and literacy sites in the U.S. and beyond.

Do the literacy programs listed in the ALD charge a fee?

Each literacy program has a different policy regarding fees. Many programs are free. To see if a program charges a fee, look in the detailed information section for that program.