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!

Chatham Literacy: 10 years of enhancing knowledge…
Chatham Literacy Partners for Learning Flexibility

Many adult learners struggle with time, specifically being able to balance a work schedule with a class schedule, while managing family obligations. This is where Chatham Literacy can be of assistance, providing flexible scheduling, along with focused tutoring, to achieve balancing while learning. Here is an example of success in this approach, from 2014.

“My name is Christian D. I’m originally from The Gambia. I enrolled in the GED Program at Central Carolina Community College in 2009. It was the greatest investment I have ever made. It was a start in achieving my “American Dream.” Due to my heavy work schedule and class commitment, it was a very rough start. The teachers encouraged me every step of the way. I was given a personal tutor to help me in the areas I was struggling with.

“The tutor gave me lessons outside classes and it helped boost my grades and confidence in myself. I finally was able to pass the GED exam. Currently, I’m taking my prerequisites for the Nursing Program, which I hope to enter in 2015, and I’m working as a nursing assistant.

“Lao-Tzu once stated that ‘a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.’ My first step was getting enrolled in the GED program, and I hope to continue and achieve my dream.”

Read our Ten Year History at it unfolds in these stories.

Coming up

Sept 8 (9 am – 3 pm): Tutor Training in Pittsboro
Oct. 20: Fall for Literacy Luncheon in Siler City
Nov. 19: Literacy Swings at Pittsboro Roadhouse

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