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 - Cell Phones for Soldiers Oakland Literacy Council recently became a drop off site for used cell phones in conjunction with Cell Phones For Soldiers Inc. We saw this as an opportunity to participate in a program that gives back to the community. If you have gently used cell phones consider donating them to Cell Phones for Soldiers. By donating to Cell Phones For Soldiers, residents can provide a lifeline for America’s bravest. Cell phones can be dropped off at OLC during regular office hours. For more information, please visit www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com. 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 11-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.