The Alexandria Literacy Project (ALP) originated in 1976, when a small group of volunteers were trained as Laubach literacy tutors. In 1982, the ALP became a member of the Alexandria Adult Basic Education program and was incorporated as a nonprofit organization during May 1988. In August 1988, the ALP moved to the Runestone Regional Learning Center. The Alexandria Literacy Project has been an agency of United Way of Douglas & Pope Counties since 1987. ALP is currently housed at the Alexandria Technical and Community College.
ALP revenue sources include United Way allocations, contributions and grants from area businesses, foundations, service organizations and churches. Also, in-kind support is received from Alexandria Adult Basic Education, businesses and individuals.