The Whittier Area Literacy Council (WALC) is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to teaching people to read, write and speak the English Language (at no charge to our students). WALC has served Whittier and adjacent communities since 1962.
To fulfill our mission, WALC trains community volunteers and pairs them with students. We use a variety of methods and materials to meet the learning goals of our students. We partner with other non-profits and with city agencies. WALC is funded by grants, personal donations, the City of Whittier, fundraisers, membership dues and local service organizations.
The mission of the Whittier Area Literacy Council is to build a stronger, more literate community by connecting those who can help with those who need it the most. Our trained community volunteers provide free individualized tutoring in basic literacy and English as a Second Language for children and adults. We work with students third grade and up and adults of any age.