What is the ELC?

The Memphis Early Literacy Consortium (ELC) was established in July 2019 and includes over 30 participating organizations. Convened initially by Stand For Children, Shelby County Schools and the Urban Child Institute, the goals of the ELC have been to promote communication and collaboration regarding current early literacy efforts and to develop an early literacy strategy for Shelby County.

Upcoming Events

Please join us for the Lit Families Webinar series! 

The series will provide families with helpful tips and resources to support successful literacy skills. Check back here for the announcement of future sessions.

Lit Families webinar sessions:

  1. September 14th, 2021 at 6:00pm, Back to School
  2. November 30th, 2021 at 6:00 pm, Heading to the Holidays
  3. March 8th, 2022 at 6:00 PM, Spring into Action!
Spring Into Action

We were the people who were not in the papers. 

We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom. 

We lived in the gaps between the stories.

Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale