Welcome to the Iowa Literacy Council

Juan GarciaDear Iowa Literacy Council Members and Friends,

On behalf of the board of directors I am delighted to welcome you to our homepage.

We are looking forward to a productive partnership with all of you involved in adult education in Iowa and more.

We know a strong partnership with you leads to more adults achieving literacy levels to help them continue their upward mobility in life, a move that impacts the entire family!

As partners, the Iowa Literacy Council shares the responsibility for student success and want you to know that we will do our very best to partner, support and be your voice not only in Iowa but nationally.

Please consider becoming a member of the Council, the benefits of membership expand to COABE (Coalition on Adult Basic Education) including updates, new resources and professional development, see more information on our membership page.

THANK YOU for everything you and your teams do for adult education and success in our state, I am very proud to work with you and being part of our volunteer board of directors, know that your work is changing lives and families every day!

I look forward to seeing you at the Summer Conference!

Juan M. Garcia
Iowa Literacy Council
President – Board of Directors

Registration Now Open

The Iowa Summer Adult Education and Literacy Conference will be held July 17-18, 2024 at the FFA Enrichment Center located on the DMACC campus in Ankeny, Iowa. This year’s conference promises to be a dynamic gathering that will foster collaboration, allow participants to share and explore innovative strategies to address the multifaceted challenges and opportunities within adult education and literacy.  Attendees can look forward to insightful presentations, interactive workshops, networking opportunities, and thought-provoking discussions.

Whether you are an educator, administrator, policymaker, or advocate, this conference offers something for everyone committed to advancing adult education and literacy.  Don’t miss this invaluable opportunity to connect with fellow professionals, gain new perspectives, and contribute to the collective effort of unlocking the potential of adult learners.    Register Now

Learn more about the conference on our 2024 Conference Page

Become a Member! 

The Iowa Literacy Council invites you to become a member of the Iowa Literacy Council.  Learn more by visiting our membership page.

The Role of Adult Education

Did you know that there are 36 million adults that can not read or write at the fourth grade level?  Low skill levels are a fundamental barrier to every major challenge facing the United States.   This video is a wonderful resource to show the role and impact of Adult Education.