The Karsh Center strongly believes in the connection between early literacy and later school success. We help parents engage in their children’s education and encourage their growth and development through literacy. Our adult-literacy initiatives help those who need them gain confidence through the improvement of their reading and related skills.

Promoting Literacy for Children and Adults

All children and adults who visit the Karsh Center receive a free book! The Center supports the Book Foundation in promoting literacy and increasing academic success by placing new books in the hands and homes of low-income and underserved children. Books are available in English, Spanish, and Korean. Through the support of our generous donors, books for adults are also available. Every time a child visits the Karsh Center, a book will be available, and there’s no limitation on how often they can visit us.

Computer Usage

The Karsh Center lobby has two computers available for those who would like to research employment or educational opportunities. Visitors can also access a black-and-white printer at the Karsh Center.

English (ESL) Classes


In collaboration with the English Language Center, the Karsh Center runs a course to help individuals learn and practice the English language. Classes are on Wednesdays, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. The schedule for 2019 is below:

  • Cycle 1: February 6 – May 22 (16-week course)
  • Cycle 2: June 12-August 14 (10-week course)
  • Cycle 3: September 11-December 18 (14-week course; no class on 10/9 and 11/27)

Upon request, enrolled students can be assigned a conversational partner with whom to practice language skills. To enroll, please call or visit the Karsh Center.

For more information, please see the flyers below.

ESL Classes 2019 Flyer – English

ESL Classes 2019 Flyer –  Español