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Strike for Literacy Bowl

Get ready for June 1, 2019
at Bowlero Lanes, Saratoga at Ayers
Special Thanks to CITGO and Valero

Call 361-826-7086 to sign up your team! Below you will find the information you need to send us. We need to know a player’s gender so we can award best male and female player trophies.

Pizza and soft drinks included in team price.

Corpus Christi Literacy Council A Strike for Literacy Bowl

TEAM NAME (four players per team)


Company Name:


If you have formed a team, please list this information for each of the team members:

Team member 1






Team member 2






Team member 3






Team member 4








Amount enclosed: $__________ ($300 per 4-person team; sponsorships are available too)

Make check payable to Corpus Christi Literacy Council (or CCLC)

Mail to Corpus Christi Literacy Council, 4044 Greenwood Dr., Corpus Christi, Texas 78416.

Or: use the ..donate now… button on the website

Phone 361-826-7086…………………Fax: 361-826-7083

E-mail your entries to:

Posted by on June 17th, 2014

Sesame Street Live!

The Sesame Street Live! performances visit Corpus Christi every year, usually February or March. Look for us again next year around the same time.

We have special $25 orchestra section tickets for sale in our office . You can call with credit card info, mail a check, use the donate button on our website, go through paypal using “” as the id, or come in person between 10am and 6pm.  We can mail the tickets or you can pick them up.

Posted by on January 31st, 2013

Tutor Training

CCLC holds workshops for tutors and literacy supporters periodically. Tutor training will take place when enough interested volunteers sign up to warrant a class. Orientation usually consists of six hours on a Saturday, but other schedules can be arranged.

Next orientation will be held Saturday, March 25, 2017, 10-4.

Posted by on February 4th, 2012

Trivia: how it works

Ten or fewer people sit at a table. A “round” is announced, with a general subject, such as cars, or football, or history. Then the emcee reads a question which is also projected onto a large screen. The team has 30 seconds to discuss and write down an answer on their score-sheet. Believe it or not, last year we started with one minute and it was way too long. 30 seconds is about right. The answer is then given, and teams mark their score-sheet. There is a judge in case a team questions the answer or has an alternative answer they think is also right. It has happened. Then another question. etc. At the end of the round, there is a break. Snacks are distributed. Winner of that round is announced. Then a new round begins.

Posted by on January 6th, 2012

Lone Star Gala 2007, Mardi Gras Gala 2008

What a wonderful event! Thanks to The Corpus Christi Mustangs, American Bank, Patsy and Charlie Winn, and all our sponsors for their support.

Photo of the group who made it possible: Thanks to Pete Lutz, Studio f6.3 

Photo Credit: Studio F6.3, Pete Lutz, Photographer


Posted by on October 22nd, 2009

International Literacy Day

September 8, every year, is International Literacy Day. Traditionally, the Mayor and the City Council of Corpus Christi issue a proclamation at the city council meeting closest to International Literacy Day.

Deb Culbertson teaches our tutors.CCLC helps tutors with ongoing seminars and training. In this picture,  Dr. Deborah Culbertson helps tutors and supporters understand adult literacy and dylsexia.

Ibeth Santiago, alumna of the Corpus Christi Literacy Council,  was chosen Texas Adult Student of the Year by Literacy Texas, a consortium of literacy agencies from all over the state.


p9050470.JPG   On Sept. 6, 2007 The Literacy Council presented a Literacy Day award to American Bank for their continued support of literacy and other events that make this a better community. 


Posted by on October 9th, 2009

Bowling Tournament


Our yearly bowling tournament helps keep us afloat.

Location: AMF Saratoga Lanes

Call 826-7086 for registration and information for next year. You can also e-mail us at

Posted by on August 6th, 2009

Tutors Trained

new-tutors-07-apr.JPGSome graduates from our tutor training program!

p4140272.JPGVolunteers look through available materials for tutoring.

cindy-tutors.JPGIndividual tutoring session.

Posted by on March 22nd, 2007

English as a Second Language-ESL

Adults unable to speak English are taught survival English, as well as how to read and write English, by a volunteer tutor or classroom instruction.

A free website is available for English language learners:

Posted by on January 27th, 2007

Basic Literacy

Adults are taught to read and write English from entry level through fifth grade. The program is available year-round through one-on-one tutoring or classroom instruction.

Posted by on January 21st, 2007