Helping adults acquire literacy skills to reach their goals!

The Chatham County Literacy Council is a non-profit whose mission is to help adults, living or working in Chatham County, N.C., acquire the literacy and educational skills they need to function successfully in society.  Through our free one-on-one tutoring and small group classes, people in our community are reaching their goals and becoming part of a work force that will be prepared for the new jobs  envisioned for Siler City, Moncure, Pittsboro, and other parts of our county.  Join us as a student or volunteer, and be part of making positive change happen!

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 some additional history and wish to share, please contact us.

Next week: a second start …

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Feb. 3, 9 am – 3 pm: Tutor Training

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