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CBS Cares: Literacy Council of Southwest Louisiana

Mar 29, 2024 02:12PM ● By Kelsey Swire
The Literacy Council SWLA is a nonprofit organization committed to literacy and lifelong learning. Their vision is to build a strong, literate community - one individual, and one family, at a time.

They provide instructional programs designed to help adults improve their literacy skills and their lives. Our classes focus on reading, writing, mathematics, and HiSET preparation.

Services are available in Calcasieu, Beauregard, Cameron, Jefferson Davis, and Allen parishes. The program is open to adults ages 18 and older or youth ages 16 or 17 (with an approved waiver).

They provide services to help members of the community:
~Improve their foundational skills in reading, math, and writing.
~Prepare for the HiSET exam and earn a LA high school diploma.
~Access college level training and prepare for skilled labor jobs.
~Prepare to work in jobs that pay family sustaining wages.
~Improve their English skills - speaking, listening, reading, writing.

With the support our community, The Literacy Council of SWLA is changing the lives of our students - and the futures of their families. Call 337-494-7000 or visit

CBS Cares: Literacy Council of SWLA