"Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?” – Erich Fromm
“Literacy is a human right, a tool of personal empowerment and a means for social and human development. Educational opportunities depend on literacy. Literacy is at the heart of basic education for all and essential for eradicating poverty, reducing child mortality, curbing population growth, achieving gender equality and ensuring sustainable development, peace, and democracy.”From “Why Is Literacy Important?” UNESCO, 2010
We Help Adults Develop Their Literacy Skills
According to 2020 U.S. Census Bureau data, 15.5% of Midland County adults and 24% of Ector County adults lack a high school diploma or equivalent. An additional average of 40% have limited English proficiency in both counties. These figures combined indicate that as many as one in four Permian Basin adults (approximately 80,000 people) may need our help!
PBALC knows that the real impact of our program is seen in the everyday interactions of our students, as much as in their more obvious achievements. When we help adults develop their literacy skills, we equip parents to advocate for their children; we build resumes; we give dignity to those who have lost hope. Our impact ripples throughout the community as our students’ lives intersect with others, and they work within their own families to end the generational cycle of limited literacy. For this reason, our goal is to provide quality tutoring services to every adult in our community who wants and needs them.
To learn more about the literacy services we provide, please visit Our About page.
Join us in the morning for…
Monday through Thursday
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Come have coffee, light snacks, and practice conversational English with fellow students and a PBALC tutor.
Invite your friends to register with Permian Basin Adult Literacy Center and join this award-winning class today!
You must be a registered student with PBALC to attend the Café.
Interested in sponsoring the ELL Café for PBALC students? Find more information here.
Sponsor PBALC’s ELL Café
The ELL Café at the Literacy House provides a comfortable environment for enrolled students to practice their English-speaking skills over coffee and light snacks, Monday through Thursday mornings. These informal classes feature fellow students and an PBALC tutor discussing a wide variety of topics and questions relating to conversational English, and are a highlight for many of our English Language Learners.
We are currently looking for individuals to help sponsor this award-winning class. A donation of $15 covers the cost of coffee and snacks for one class session, or we are also accepting donations of prepackaged coffee and snacks.
If you are interested in sponsoring the café, please call 432-682-9693 or email email@example.com.