KCC-ALIVE/ Baby Talk

KCC-ALIVE provides a community literacy program to individuals and small groups tutoring them to improve the literacy skills of adults 16 years and older who are not enrolled in school.  Services provided are at no cost to the individual.  The Family Literacy Program provides instructional services to parents and children to enhance their basic reading, math, writing or language skills both together or separately.  The Baby Talk program introduces the importance of early literacy to parents of newborns in local hospitals.


Director: Shannan Simmons-Carrell


Phone:  815-802-8307

Fax:      815-802-8101

UW/Riverside 211


211 is a free information referral phone number and website that connects people health & human service programs, healthcare resources and other important community information. Click above to be directed to the website or call 211 from any cell phone or landline. This service is funded by United Way, Riverside Healthcare, Community Foundation and Presence St. Mary's Hospital. CLICK HERE if you need to add your organization's information to the 211 database.