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…
Literacy Gives You a Voice [Tales from 2016-17].

Chatham Literacy’s citizenship program offers preparation classes for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalization test for those desiring to become a U.S. citizen.

It is uncommon for an entire family to rally behind each other to achieve a major goal. This was the case for five members of one family who enlisted Chatham Literacy to help them obtain their U.S. Citizenship.  It started with Agustin M. and Maria V. who emigrated to the U.S. from Guanajuato Mexico with their daughter Elena. The parents obtained their citizenship in 2015, with Elena receiving hers a year later. Elena’s husband, Alejandro V., who emigrated to the U.S. from Tamaulipas Mexico, just became a U.S. citizen this year, along with his sister, Estela M.

Elena and Alejandro are raising their four children, with Elena as a stay-home mom, and Alejandro working as a cabinet maker. Becoming U.S. Citizens helps them to remain together as a family, and to be active participants in their adopted country.

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

Coming up

Nov. 17 (9 am – 3 pm) Tutor Training @ Chatham Habitat
Nov 19. (6 pm – 9 pm) Literacy Swings @ Pittsboro Roadhouse
Dec 11 (6 – 7:30 pm) Volunteer Appreciation @ TBD

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