Our next activity is a tutor orientation on Saturday, October, 6, 2018, 10 A.M. until 2 P.M.  Call us to register.

September 8, every year, is International Literacy Day.  Kofi Anan (former secretary general of the United Nations) said literacy is a bridge to hope. In Corpus Christi, you can bring hope to families struggling with reading issues by participating in some of the events and/or by donating directly.  Look on our Facebook page for updated lists of activities for literacy month.

Saturday, September 08th International Literacy Day
Saturday, September 08th

All day

Half Price Books

Literacy Benefit Day

Collecting monetary donations for the Literacy Council

Tuesday, September 25th

5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dine In for Literacy at Chipotle 4938 S. Staples St Ste E-1

Done. It was delicious, but our turnout was too low.  Please consider donating directly. see below.





Tuesday, September 25th

11:15 a.m.

Proclamation at City Hall

City Council Chambers



All  of September Half Price Books

Moore Plaza.  Collecting Monetary Donations




All of September Half Price Books

Literacy Month Buttons

National Literacy Month

4-packs of buttons for sale



All of September Taylor Center Deli

3636 S. Alameda

M-F 8:00am -3:00 pm

Collecting Monetary Donations



Saturday, October 6th

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

“Kendra Gives Back Party” for the Literacy Council
Online Donations Anytime

“donate now” button on left

Check Donations Anytime CC Literacy Council

4044 Greenwood Dr. Corpus Christi, TX 78416

We joined Amazon Smile! You can support literacy by shopping online. Go here: and then shop as usual. Is this awesome or what?


The most literate cities in the United States -yearly survey results from Central Connecticut State University. Where does Corpus Christi rank?

Imagine not being able to read… How would you use the internet? Fill out a job application? Communicate with your child’s teacher?

Millions of Americans cannot read well enough to get two facts from a newspaper article. Even in this day and age, one American adult in seven is illiterate. Fortunately, there are ways to escape from that situation. CBS News correspondent Byron Pitts looks at some personal stories of illiteracy, including his own.

The functional illiteracy rate in Nueces County is 17%. That is almost one in five people. For a county by county description of the illiteracy rate in Texas, click here. The Corpus Christi Literacy Council has been teaching adults to read since 1986.

Nationwide, adult literacy programs are struggling with budget cuts. You can donate to the literacy council by clicking “Donate Now” on the left side of this page, or call our office. You can sponsor a program that will enable 50 students to get lessons on their phone ($800) or buy a workbook ($20). You choose how you will make this a better community.

Trivia Teams Compete and Have Fun


Trivia Night Was resoundingly fun on Jan. 20. You may remember that the folks working on the new future water park -Hurricane Alley- on Aug. 19 somehow disrupted the water pipes leading to the Ortiz Center, leaving the facility without AC or water. No flushing, no event in Aug. But we regrouped and still had fun. We hope to repeat the experience soon. How does it work? Click here to find out.

Teach the Parent, Reach the Child*
*The phrase, “Teach the Parent, Reach the Child” comes from the Adult Reading Center in Pearland, TX. When we help an adult learn to read, we open doors for the whole family.

Visit us on Facebook at Literacy By The Sea.

Corpus Christi Literacy Council is a member of the Executive Directors Council of the Coastal Bend