In 1986, a grant from the Texas Education Agency provided funding for the establishment of the Victoria Adult Literacy Council (VALC). The Council was incorporated and received a nonprofit status. A volunteer board of directors adopted a plan to recruit and train volunteers, to recruit students needing basic literacy skills, to match tutors and students, and to provide adequate support to these clients. Community support and cooperation has allowed the Council to provide an ever expanding program of services.

The VALC is an affiliate of ProLiteracy America. The Council uses participatory methods to train volunteer tutors to use multi-sensory curriculums developed for teaching Basic Reading and English as a Second Language to adults. The one-on-one and small group tutoring provided by the Council is individualized, confidential, and free to the adult learner.

These techniques and materials are LD (Learning Disabled) friendly and benefit all adult students. Tutors are also trained in English as a Second Language with professionally developed material.

Our Mission

To increase adult and family literacy through free instruction and community outreach in order to improve the workforce and raise the quality of life in the Victoria area.


Victoria Adult Literacy Council
2200 E. Red River, CEC Ste. 104
Victoria, Texas 77901

Phone: (361) 582-4273
FAX: (361) 582-4348


Stacey Milberger - Executive Director

Brittney Fernandez – VALC Program Coordinator

Family Literacy in Practice (FLIP) Teachers
Esther Hernandez
John Ferrell
Stasha Williamson
Norma Zelaya



President - Sally Aman
Treasurer –
William Sager
Secretary - Henry Hauschild

Board Members
Tanya Almeida - HEB Plus
Sally Aman Barnes - Prosperity Bank
Neal Clark - Clark Constructors
Lauren Hightower Emerson - UHV Marketing
Henry Hauschild - Self Employed
Rachel Johnson - Region III
JR Ortega - Victoria Advocate
Williams Sager - Clark Constructors
Dr. Beverly Tomek - UHV
Celina Yoast - Rosewood Funeral Home



Dan Jaeckle – University of Houston-Victoria
Tiffany Johnson - Victoria College
Omar Rachid - Rachid Business Consulting & Marketing
Lisa Wilkinson


Victoria Adult Literacy Council
2200 E. Red River, CEC Ste. 104
Victoria, Texas 77901
Phone: (361) 582-4273
FAX: (361) 582-4348