Student Highlight- Emma Jean is Published

Emma Jean Claud's tale of growing up a sharecropper's daughter was published in the Sunday Break section of the Virginian-Pilot. Her tale along with many others show us the costs of our history and the joy of family.

For her story, scroll to the middle where it is titled, " 

"The only playtime we had was on Sunday after church." As told by Emma Jean Claud, Suffolk

suffolk literacy council seeks new program coordinator

Please read full job description on how to apply. Only qualified applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please. 

About Us

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Who We Are

The Suffolk Literacy Council was founded in 1987 by a task force of concerned citizens to address the problem of illiteracy in Suffolk.

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Our Vision

A Suffolk community where all adults are literate and perform at their highest potential.

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Our Mission

To increase adult literacy within the Suffolk community by connecting individuals to resources that will promote lifelong learning.

Help Our Cause

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.

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Contact Us

If you have questions about the opportunities available to you in our programs, feel free to send us a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Suffolk Literacy Council

157 North Main Street, Suffolk Work Force Development Center, 2nd Floor, Suite D, Suffolk, VA 23434, US

Office : (757) 514-7733 Mobile: (757) 774-6567

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 2:00pm

Tutor Hours: Available 7 days a week based on individual tutor and student preference. 

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