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Alaska Literacy Program

Development/Education

The mission of the Alaska Literacy Program is to change lives through literacy. Since 1974, ALP has been providing literacy services to Anchorage residents and individuals throughout the state. ALP recruits, trains, certifies, and supports volunteer teachers who work in a classroom setting teaching reading, writing and speaking English to adults as well as citizenship and GED classes.  ALP provides year-round programs for adults and families with young children, concentrating on those most in need: beginning learners in reading and English as well as providing free childcare while students are in class. ALP changes lives and enriches our community by teaching adults literacy skills to increase their self-sufficiency. ALP's Peer Leader Navigator initiative provides information on access to health care, mental health care and disaster preparedness for Anchorage community members. It is the philosophy of Alaska Literacy Program that adults have the right to be free from the burden of illiteracy - free to function as independent, productive citizens. ALP is an accredited member of ProLiteracy, the largest volunteer literacy organization in the world.