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…
Assimilation. Acceptance. Participation. Voice.

Tutor Dan Freehling teaches a citizenship class.

Those are the primary goals of students taking Chatham Literacy’s citizenship classes. In fiscal year 2014-15, Ten of our students became U.S. citizens, totaling 60 new U.S. citizens since 2011.

In addition to taking weekly classes that prepare them for the citizenship test, students also are learning the importance of being informed voters and the variety of ways they can effectively engage in their communities. “As a result of the class, they feel empowered,” said Executive Director Vicki Newell. “They know they have a voice and a right to use that voice. It’s life-changing.”

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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