JLCC recognizes that literacy is a fundamental necessity to be a self-sustaining and productive citizen.
Trained JLCC volunteers assist in teaching adult and children’s literacy classes, provide one-on-one tutoring, curriculum development, and facilitation of group sessions. In partnership with Plano Family Literacy, this program offers adult education, early childhood education, and parenting education to speakers of a language other than English, as well as basic literacy skills.
My Friend’s House
My Friend’s House, a program of City House, is a 24-bed emergency shelter for children who have been removed from their homes due to allegations of abuse or neglect. The children range in age from birth through seventeen years. JLCC volunteers provide a weekly reading program that encourages literacy while offering a fun evening developed around the theme of a carefully selected children’s book.