About Us

Literacy 2030 Background

Literacy 2030 was designed by a group of library and literacy service providers to address South Carolina's literacy efforsts through improved community collaboration. Instituted in 2010, under the name "A Community of Readers," Literacy 2030 maintains its goal of achieving 100% literacy in eleven counties in the Midlands by 2030. This is achieved through our Five-Phase Approach, and the South Carolina State Library leads the efforts of Literacy 2030. With a coalition of almost fifty members, Literacy 2030 will continue with its efforts of growing community partnerships, aligning services, advocating for literacy, and building capacity. Richland Library serves as the convener and catalyst for literacy improvement efforts in Richland County. As Literacy 2030 is implemented in other SC counties, Richland County will remain a statewide model.

This is our future. We want empowered, 100% literate citizens who will grow our economy and strengthen our state. Join us as we march toward a literate South Carolina.
 

UNITY

By focusing the varied spectrum of literacy nonprofits towards one common goal, we improve communication, maximize organizational efficiency, expand service awareness and work together for positive change in the communities we serve.


SUPPORT

We provide literacy organizations with a variety of resources—from funding sources to training workshops—to extend the reach of their efforts.


COOPERATION

By centering the varied spectrum of literacy nonprofits around one common goal, we improve communication, maximize organizational efficiency, expand service awareness, and work together for positive change in the communities we serve.


ADVOCACY

We stand as the united voice of the literacy movement, working to promote literacy efforts, raise awareness and build a network of community support.