We empower individuals to reach their personal goals by providing opportunities to learn literacy & life skills.
Shelby Literacy Center's committed, caring staff, engaged Executive Board of Directors, supportive Advisory Committee, and dedicated team of volunteers keep our organization healthy and serving adults, their families, and the community. We always welcome new volunteers!
Shelby Literacy Center is a 35-year-old 501c(3) that has served many adults and their families over our long history of service to the community. We are located just off the beautiful Collierville Town Square and serve students from all over the Greater Memphis Area.
We strive to create an environment that is welcoming, safe, and supportive of every individual's learning goals. We provide personalized support and small-group learning. Our mission is empowering individuals and enriching communities through literacy.
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We love our students! Feel free to visit during normal business hours.
167 Washington Street, Collierville, Tennessee 38017, United States
The office is closed (except by appointment) through January 8th, 2023.
We're at 167 Washington Street in a small brown building across from Lost Pizza. We share a building with the Collierville Food Pantry and the Health Department.
Look for our maroon and green striped awning entrance with the green railed handicap ramp (and beautiful sign donated by Leadership Collierville!!)
"Workers who have less education than a high school diploma have the lowest median weekly earnings ($592), three times less than the highest level of education."
"A mother’s reading skill is the greatest determinant of her children’s future academic success, outweighing other factors, such as neighborhood and family income."
ProLiteracy members enjoy professional development opportunities, exclusive resources, instructional tools, and collaborative and dedicated professional communities.