10 Years of Adult Education

Join us throughout 2018 as we celebrate Chatham Literacy’s 10 year anniversary!

10 year old birthday cake

Over the next twelve months, Chatham Literacy will be celebrating the 10 Year Anniversary of our organization. Over the past ten years, and even prior, there have been efforts to address the literacy of the Chatham County Community.

Every Monday, we will be posting a short highlight of Chatham Literacy, as it expanded its efforts in assisting the community. We hope you will join us on our 10-year journey of enhancing knowledge.

You’ll want to like us on Facebook, if you haven’t already, so you’ll receive an alert of our “Memory Monday” weekly post. If you know some of the history and wish to share, please contact us.


The Original Chatham Literacy

Before Chatham Literacy, there was – Chatham Literacy: The Chatham Literacy of today is celebrating the past ten years under its current organization. However, there did exist a Chatham Literacy that was formulated almost 20 years prior. Around the late 1980s, community members in and around Siler City created the first Chatham Literacy organization. The organization was officially incorporated as a 501 (C) (3) in October of 1988. The original four Directors were Susan Jabbusch, John Bergmann, Joy Bergmann, and Ruth Andrew.

The purpose of the organization was to provide free reading and writing instruction, and to provide tutor services at local schools. It appears that the approach was one of “friends helping neighbors.”

If you know any additional history about Chatham Literacy, and wish to share, please contact us.