Sunday, December 9, 2018

'Tis the Season to be Jolly!

What a convivial Holiday Luncheon we had on Saturday, December 8th!  Ela and her hospitality committee: Mary, Renaye, and Rachel, know how to throw a party, that's for sure. The Fellowship Hall was beautifully festive for the occasion and the room was filled with tables which barely accommodated all the tutors, adult ESL students, children, and guests who arrived.

The buffet held ethnic dishes, such as enchiladas, Italian sausage and pasta, spanakopita, won tons, many types of salads. The dessert table had a wide variety of delectables to choose from. 

One of the students won a $50 Macy's card in a drawing that all of the attending ESL students were entered into. 

Children received books as gifts from...SANTA CLAUS.

Friday, November 9, 2018


MARCH 2 and March 9, 2019
The Diablo Valley Literacy Council welcomes volunteers to tutor adults in English in the Diablo Valley area of Concord, Martinez, Pleasant Hill, Clayton, Pacheco, Walnut Creek, and Lafayette.

We need tutors who can commit to 1 or 2 hours of tutoring per week on a regular basis.

We provide training, match you to a student and help start your 1-on-1 tutoring.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church4000 Clayton RoadConcord

When:  Two Saturday sessions
March 2 and March 9, 2019
From 9 AM to 1:00 PM

Cost: $20 registration fee includes dues for 2019

Continental brunch included

For more information or to sign up select menu option VOLUNTEER TO TUTOR

Alternatively you may leave a message at (925) 685-3881.

Thursday, August 16, 2018


August 4, a great day for a Summer Get Together! We were honored to have speaking to us two former Board members, Chancey Henneman and Alice Foster, who were instrumental in getting our ESL tutoring organization established. They gave us glimpses of the road traveled since the inception of Diablo Valley Literacy Council 40 years ago.

In addition to munching on delectable brunch foods, attendees could digest fresh ideas presented by tutors in five brief talks about ways to go beyond our textbooks:
Ela – working with the basic, basic English learner
Rachel – meeting the need for verbal communication
Renaye – gaining a permanent resident card
Mary – obtaining a green card
Wendy – achieving citizenship

Discussions at each table followed.  Special thanks to the five ladies mentioned above for organizing and actualizing such a memorable occasion.