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.
"As a young girl growing up in Jamaica, I was constantly reminded of the value of education and
the need to work hard in school. Since arriving here,
I have realized the need to find a program what will prepare me to continue on to a higher level of education. ALA has proven to be exactly what I need. It provides me with personalized instruction
and the flexible schedule that I need in order to balance school and family life. I am confident that
the education I am receiving at ALA will prepare me to be successful at that next level of my education,
so that I will be able to pursue my goal of a career
in the medical field."
Karen Thibodeaux, current ALA Student
Anne Hackett, from the Media Relations Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services, spoke to our ESL students and guests Wednesday, June 27th. Ms. Hackett presented information on the steps in becoming a US citizen, how to avoid fraudulent citizenship schemes, and answered student questions.
Craig Young of Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge delivered a Financial Literacy presentation to our Senior Scholars class June 14th. He discussed issues such as preventing identity theft, understanding a credit report, and documents to have on hand in case of natural disasters. The class, along with instructor Judy Comeaux, enjoyed this informative session. Thanks, Craig!
Thanks to all who supported our
2018 Links for Literacy tournament!
Tues, Aug 21st
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Please join us for a Giveback Night at Sammy's Grill
on Highland Road.
A portion of your purchase will be donated to Adult Literacy Advocates.