The Iowa Literacy Council was established to make a concentrated effort to coordinate literacy programs statewide, to minimize the duplication of such services, and to provide assistance to those individuals in need of the basic skills. The Iowa Literacy Council is committed to improving the literacy and basic skills levels of Iowa adults in the context of family, community, and workplace.

The Iowa Literacy Council (ILC) is a state association affiliated with the Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) and ProLiteracy.  Iowa Literacy Council members automatically become Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) members and members of ProLiteracy.

Being a member offers many benefits including:

  • reduced registration fee for COABE conferences
  • reduced registration fee Iowa Adult Education conferences
  • access to quality professional development opportunities
  • assistance with advocacy for adult education and literacy
  • access to the COABE Journal which emphasizes innovative ideas for adult education practitioners
  • exclusive pricing on New Readers Press instructional materials
  • access to research reports

Membership in the ILC is open to individuals, organizations, adult learners as well a non-profit organizations.  The Dues Structure for 2024 is listed below.  Membership runs through March to March.

Annual Membership Type (includes COABE and ProLiteracy) Price
Individual $45
Non-Profit $50
Adult Learner Free
Small Organization (up to 5 people) $150
Small Organization (6 to 10 people) $300
Medium Organization (11-25 people) $700
Large Organization (26+ people) $1,200

Join the Iowa Literacy Council today!  Complete the Membership Form 2024 and submit it to the address listed at the bottom.