The Horry County Literacy Council

The Horry County Literacy Council (HCLC) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1976. HCLC recruits and certifies volunteer tutors, provides materials for clients, and raises funds to maintain program expenses. Lessons are private and confidential.


The Council’s mission is to improve the lives of youth, adults, and families by teaching basic literacy and life skills for economic and social success.


To be recognized as a nonprofit organization in Horry County that has made a difference in the reduction of functional illiteracy.

Value Statement

Our students are the reason for our existence; our volunteers are the core to their success!