About Us

The Hillsborough Literacy Council, Inc. (HLC) is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization committed to helping adults achieve basic reading and writing skills as well as English comprehension and communication skills.  The Hillsborough Literacy Council is governed by a Board of DirectorsIt is affiliated with the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System.

The Hillsborough Literacy Council began as a library program in 1986, and incorporated 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.

Our primary objective is to  find and teach functionally and marginally illiterate persons and speakers of other languages to read, write, and speak English, and to function in the culture of the United States.

The following video provides more insight into who we are: