Welcome to ALA!
Adult Literacy Advocates (ALA) is a Capital Area
United Way Community Partner that has provided education
programs in the Baton Rouge area for 51 years.
ALA provides a variety of classes that help our students achieve personal, work and family goals by improving their literacy skills. As a community group, we also seek to increase economic development and the overall quality of life in Greater Baton Rouge through helping others further their education to become more productive, qualified workers, neighbors, friends and family who can contribute to our community.
"Finding ALA was a must. I had become frantic thinking it was too late for me. I have a future now. Life is so much brighter. I'm learning - who would have thought! I'm not just sliding along, not just coming in through the back door, but really learning. ALA not only teaches us about knowledge, but self-worth also. Now I wake up knowing that I'm going somewhere and that I have a lot to give of myself."
Debra Bessie, ALA Graduate and current BRCC Student
Thanks to everyone who supported us at our Book Fair at Barnes and Noble Citiplace! We had a great time visiting with customers who came by and were glad to share information about ALA and our mission. A special "thank you" to authors Gary Stewart and Susan Mustafa for participating in a book signing at the event, and to our Board Members who were able to come out and assist: Brandon Lagarde, Bridgette Hardy, Todd Pourciau, Mittie Bolton, Melissa Territo, and Chris Martin. To Chris and Patricia and all of the employees at Barnes and Noble who were so helpful and accommodating to us, we appreciate all that you did to help make this event a success!
Another special thank-you to everyone who donated to ALA during Tuesday's GiveBR Campaign. We appreciate your support and confidence.
Last day of classes
Dec 25 - Jan 7
Dec 25-26, Jan 1