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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, or OLLI, at Auburn University and Lee County Literacy Coalition, or LCLC, will partner in a summer pilot program to create spaces where people can experience the power of literacy. LCLC works to increase access and leverage technology to meet the demand for adult literacy services. More than 43 million adults in the United States lack basic work skills like literacy, numeracy and problem-solving. One in four Alabamians is functionally illiterate, including over 24,000 men and women in Lee County alone. Increasing literacy rates in the state requires advocacy, intention and thought leaders as champions.

This summer, OLLI at Auburn will provide classrooms and gathering areas at their headquarters at Sunny Slope at 1031 S. College in Auburn. LCLC will run small group sessions to engage learners for short term learning or while they are waiting to be paired with a tutor for one-on-one sessions.

The collaboration will foster innovative engagement and education to empower adult learners to know the power of literacy. LCLC and OLLI share a commitment to diversity and inclusion in learning initiatives with a collective goal of bridging the gap for lifelong learning opportunities. For more information about getting involved, visit here or call 334-705-0001.

OLLI is a program in the division of Auburn University Outreach. LCLC is a non-profit agency dedicated to helping adults learn to read, write, and use mathematics and computers at a level necessary to succeed.