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At South Bay Literacy Council, we're committed to transforming lives through the power of literacy by teaching adults to read, write, and effectively communicate in English at no cost.

Our Programs

English as a Second Language (ESL)
A program designed to help learners achieve proficiency in English.


Literacy for English Speakers (LES)
A program focused on enhancing literacy skills among English speakers.


Our Mission

Because we believe literacy is life-changing and empowering, we volunteer to teach adults to read, write, and speak English for free.

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 Information Meetings

Attend a virtual Information Meeting, and learn how you can contribute to improving literacy in the South Bay communities.


Upcoming Information Meeting Dates:

  • August 1

  • October 3

  • December 5

Time: Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom


To register email:


Upcoming Events

Fall Conference

  • Date: Saturday, October 5

  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • Location: Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Torrance, CA 90503


For more information email:

Impact Report




Adult Learners


Hours Donated


I helped at my daughter's dance performance by organizing and serving lunch with the other English-speaking volunteers. It was the first time I felt comfortable enough to use English with other moms. It was fun and my daughter noticed my new confidence.

Cynthia, Student

Our Partners

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City of Torrance Logo
Wish You Well Foundation Logo
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Toberman Neighborhood Center Logo
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The Blackbaud Giving Fund Logo
Rotary Club of Southbay Logo
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Redondo Beach Public Library Logo
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Hawthorne United Methodist Logo
Dollar General Literacy Foundation Logo
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