About Us


MISSION: To teach English to non-English speaking adults

Who We Are
  • DVLC has been in continuous operation since 1978.
  • DVLC is a private, non-profit organization.
  • DVLC is composed of all volunteers, no paid staff.
  • DVLC is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors
    • The Board directs the daily activities of the organization and 
    • provides workshops to teach individuals how to become tutors
  • A quarterly newsletter is published for DVLC members and tutors
  • Membership in the Diablo Valley Literacy Council is $10 annually. Tutors are urged to maintain their membership. Membership dues provide the bulk of DVLC's operating budget.

Board Members
    Our Board is composed of volunteers with a variety of background. Our elected officers are:
    President: Lucy Goodell
    Vice-President: Loretta Morrison
    Treasurer: Joanne Hill
    Secretary: Mary Thomas
ProLiteracy Worldwide
  • DVLC is a member of the national organization, ProLiteracy Worldwide.
  • ProLiteracy Worldwide has a paid staff of experts with skills in education, organization and communication which are made available to councils such as DVLC.
  • ProLiteracy Worldwide sponsors a conference that helps attendees discover new tools and strategies, implement dynamic programming, enhance leadership skills, and engage with a diverse group of peers from other literacy organizations.


    Diablo Valley Literacy Council

    4000 Clayton Road
    Concord, CA 94521
    (925) 685-3881
    dvlc4esl@gmail.com