Adult Literacy


“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 2016 U.S. Census Bureau data, 17% of Midland County adults lack a high school diploma or equivalent. An additional 11% have limited English proficiency. These two figures combined indicate that one in four Midland adults (approximately 30,000 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…
The Café
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 ESL Café for PBALC students? Find more information here.