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

Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT), Bldg #1
910 Miller Avenue
Crossville TN 38555

Tel: (931) 337-5809

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
About Us ...


The Cumberland Adult Reading Council is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that helps adults to read and write. We also help adults learn English as a second language. We are the only program in Cumberland County Tennessee offering free one-on-one tutoring for adults (18 and over). Our tutoring provides basic skills of functional literacy and can help adults on their path to earning a high school equivalency certificate.

Mission Statement:
The Adult Literacy Program provides free education to adults via volunteer tutoring to acquire functional literacy in reading, writing and math to achieve personal academic goals.
Vision Statement:
We envision the Adult Literacy Program as the leader in raising educational competency of Cumberland County adults to become fully integrated citizens within our community.

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The Cumberland Adult Reading Council has received the GuideStar Exchange Platinum participation level, the highest level of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information. This recognition demonstrates our commitment to transparency and accountability.

GuideStar Exchange is the only program of its kind that encourages nonprofit transparency on a national scale and allows nonprofits to supplement the public information that is available from the IRS. To achieve Platinum-level status, organizations must submit a Charting Impact Report sharing information about their plans and progress toward future impact.



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