Click to Listen Press the iSpeech audio button to hear the text on the page, and watch as we highlight the words as they play. iSpeech lets you listen to our website. Spotlight Event - Winter Solicitation Oakland Literacy Council’s annual Winter Solicitation is an important fundraiser for our organization. It raises funds to address adult illiteracy in Oakland County. All money raised goes to support the free one-on-one tutoring that we offer. 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of our organization. The need for our services continues as we grow and reach more adults in need each year. In the season of giving please consider giving the lifelong gift of reading and donating to the Oakland Literacy Council. Donate on-line, by mail or telephone. Click Winter Solicitation above. Become a Student Many people believe that they simply do not possess the skill set or ability to become literate. However, that is not the case. With help from our tutors, everyone has a chance to become literate. Become a Tutor Becoming a tutor is a quick process that has only a few prerequisites. You must be able to read, write, and understand English, complete a 12-hour workshop, and learn about various tutoring strategies. Donate Oakland Literacy Council would not be able to function without the support from our wonderful community members. Donations of both time and money have had a profound impact on our success.