History

Chatham County Literacy Council is a non-profit agency that helps adults who live or work in Chatham County develop the educational and literacy skills they need to reach their goals. Because we are community-based and volunteer-driven, we are able to focus on promoting adult literacy in our community one person at a time.

Chatham Literacy offers free, confidential, one-on-one and small-group instruction in reading, writing, basic math, computer literacy, ESLOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) learning, and preparation for citizenship and for high school equivalency.   In addition, we offer Soft Skills training.   In cooperation with local businesses and the community at large, this program helps employees, under-employed individuals and the unemployed learn the “soft skills” that are expected of them in the workplace, including communication, attitude, teamwork, networking, problem solving and critical thinking, cultural differences, and professionalism.

Tutoring is offered at convenient locations throughout the county.

Chatham Literacy was created in 1988 as a “friends helping neighbors” group and was reorganized in 2008 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We work in partnership with Central Carolina Community College and other non-profits to enlist and train volunteer tutors and to provide services.

The economic growth of Chatham County depends on a literate work force. Chatham Literacy is working to ensure that local residents are prepared when the new jobs envisioned for Siler City, Moncure, and Pittsboro become reality.

 

Interested in learning more? Contact us at 919-742-0578 or send an email to admin@chathamliteracy.org.