What is CBAL?
The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) is a not-for-profit organization formed in 2001 to promote literacy and lifelong learning throughout the Columbia Basin and Boundary regions.
We partner with community
organizations to develop, promote and deliver services to help citizens of all ages improve their literacy skills and engage in life-long learning.
What is our vision?
Our vision is that local communities will be healthy, inclusive, and committed to literacy and learning as "life-long” and "life-wide” activities.
We strive to help all people get the functional skills needed to participate fully in their communities: socially, economically, politically, and culturally.
We recognize the uniqueness of
each community we serve.
To learn more about CBAL and the organization's direction for the next three years, read our Strategic Plan for 2016-2019.
Where can I find CBAL?
CBAL's 16 Community Literacy Coordinators work with local advisory committees to develop and deliver effective resources and literacy programs in 77 communities throughout the region.
Seniors, adults, children, youth and families in our literacy programs gain confidence as they work to improve their English, writing, reading, numeracy, computer and workplace skills.
Find out more in Community Programs.
Click here to view our CBAL Program Map.