The Hillsborough Literacy Council, Inc. (HLC) is a small nonprofit organization committed to helping adults achieve basic reading skills and basic English comprehension. Volunteers receive training and materials to tutor adults living in Hillsborough County who have requested an opportunity to learn. The HLC is affiliated with the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System, starting as a library program in 1986, and incorporating as a 501 (c)(3) in 1992. The Library System provides meeting space in more than 20 libraries throughout Hillsborough County, as well as staff support and office space.
HLC provides motivated adults with confidential and personalized tutoring in Adult Basic Literacy and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).
To request a tutor, adults over the age of 18 may call our office at 813-273-3650 to register. Adults wishing to tutor may visit our Become a Tutor page to find out how to take part in this rewarding experience. Donations to HLC directly fund student and tutor books and supplies, and our memberships in the Florida Literacy Coalition and Proliteracy. Learn more from our 25th anniversary video.