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The Adult Literacy Program (brought to you by the Cumberland Adult Reading Council) offers free tutoring to adults who need help in basic reading, writing and math skills. 

Founded in 2005, tutoring and small group sessions are available free of charge to the students.

Cumberland Adult Reading Council

P.O. Box 3723
Crossville, TN 38557

We are located inside the
Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT), Bldg #1
910 Miller Avenue
Crossville TN 38555

Tel: (931) 337-5809
Email:admin@cumberlandliteracy.org

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization


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We Are Hiring ...

CARC is in need of a part time Executive Director to oversee all organizational operations. For details, please download the PDF file by clicking here

Send your resume and cover letter to:
Cumberland Adult Literacy Council
P.O. Box 3723
Crossville, TN 38557
Or email to: twebb@cumberlandliteracy.org


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Great news! We received a check today from Cumberland County United Fund for the 2nd qtr of 2017 for $2,500, and inside it included our 2018 funding amount which is again $10,000. Thank you United Fund! Your support is absolutely necessary for us to continue providing free one-on-one tutoring to adults in Cumberland County.

If you, or your organization would like to help our cause, please contact us at (931) 337-5809.

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CARC is receiving a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support Adult Literacy. This local grant award is part of more than $7.5 million in grants awarded to nearly 900 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 44 states that Dollar General serves.

“Dollar General is excited to provide these organizations with funding to support literacy and education throughout the 44 states we serve.” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO.  “Providing these grants and supporting the communities we call home reflects our mission of Serving Others and it’s rewarding to see the impact these funds have.”

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $135 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 8.6 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

About the Dollar General Literacy Foundation
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education as part of the company’s mission of Serving Others for nearly 25 years.  Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $135 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 8.6 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.org.

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Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With 13,429 stores in 44 states as of March 3, 2017, Dollar General is among the largest discount retailers in the United States. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola.

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We Need Sponsors...

If you or your business would like to become a sponsor and make a difference in our community please contact the Cumberland Adult Reading Council at 931-337-5809 or, make your pledge online by clicking here.   Please consider making a difference in someone’s life and help share the joy of adult literacy. Your tax-deductible donation will help provide free one-on-one tutoring to help adults in our community.

We Need Volunteers...

If you would like to make a difference in our community please contact the Cumberland Adult Reading Council at 931-337-5809. We have volunteer opportunities available. Consider being part of the Board of Directors, Administrative Assistant, Web Site maintenance, social media management or join a committee: fundraising, grantwriting, marketing, tutoring.
So many ways to help.
Call us today and help improve the lives of adults in our community.

We Need Tutors...

CARC is in need of tutors.  If you have a few free hours a week and would like to make a difference in the community please contact the Cumberland Adult Reading Council at 931-337-5809 to sign up.  Only 2 or 3 of our tutors take on more than 1 student at a time, and you don’t need to be a teacher to tutor.  We provide a tutor training class before you begin, and offer support and assistance after the training.  Please consider making a difference in someone’s life, share the joy of adult literacy.

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To send your donation by mail, please make your check payable to:
Cumberland Adult Reading Council
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Cumberland Adult Reading Council
P.O. Box 3723
Crossville, TN 38558.

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Through our Adult Literacy Program, the Cumberland Adult Reading Council provides free tutoring by trained volunteers for adults (18 and over). Academic subjects include reading, writing and comprehension, basic math. Learning programs and goals are individualized based on student goals. Tutoring sessions are usually held once or twice weekly, either in our facility or public locations mutually convenient for students and tutors for 1.5 to 2 hours per session.

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