Provides literacy instruction such as private tutoring and small classes for ages 18 and over with low literacy levels; provides services up to pre-GED and below this level. Call for appointment for new student intake (takes about 2 hours). Staff can meet at locations like the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar) by appointment only. NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19, CURRENT INTAKE AND TUTORING WILL BE DONE REMOTELY; THE AGENCY WILL RE-ASSESS MEETING IN PERSON IN JULY AT THE LIBRARY AS WAS DONE PREVIOUSLY. CALL OR TEXT LEE AT 901-201-6157 OR CALL THE MAIN NUMBER TO SCHEDULE AN ASSESSMENT.

Phone Numbers

(901) 327-6000

Address Listings

66 S Cooper Street 4th Floor
Playhouse on the Square Building
Memphis, TN 38104
3030 Poplar Avenue 3rd Floor Study Room 20
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, Intake Site
Memphis, TN 38111


Stacy Early(Primary)

Adult Program Manager

(901) 201-6157

Knox Shelton

Executive Director


Office Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Scheduled appointments meet at Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library on Thursdays

Intake Process:

Call for an appointment; tutors meet at libraries and other locations to work with students

Program Fees:

$10.00 initial student assessment fee; if accepted into the program, no fee for services


Must be ages 18 and over with reading or writing below 6th grade level; tutors can be provided for persons who have not yet reached that reading level.

Handicap Accessible?


Volunteer Opportunities:

Seeking volunteers to tutor small groups or one on one once a week

Date of Official Change:

June 29, 2020

Primary Services:

  • Adult Literacy Programs

  • Tutoring Services