About
The John Corcoran Foundation

Was established July, 1997, as a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating illiteracy and sub-literacy not only through teaching adults and children how to read, but also through training teachers in how to most effectively teach reading. After years of travel and interaction with multiple literacy groups, we chose EBLI as our partner in literacy training.

John Corcoran was officially assigned the title “The Honorable John Corcoran” after being nominated by President Bush to service on the National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. John served on the NIFB under President George Bush and President Bill Clinton.

Today, John serves as a board member for the San Diego Council on Literacy. But, the most salient aspect of John Corcoran’s leadership is his character.

When asked whether his achievements as a businessman and educator suggest that literacy is not necessary for success, he responded, “Think how much more I could have done if I had learned to read earlier.”

With that core value, he is an inspiration to all. John’s national advocacy continues today and he is increasingly sought after to talk about his remarkable story of his triumph over illiteracy and sub-literacy.

Learn more about what the John Corcoran Foundation is doing to educate children adults, teachers, and the public