2024 Spring for Literacy Luncheon Sponsors
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Brendan Slocumb: Guest Author at the Spring for Literacy Luncheon
Job Opening at Chatham Literacy:
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April 25 – Join us at the 13th Annual Spring for Literacy Luncheon

  • WHO: Brendan Slocumb
  • WHAT: 13th Annual Spring for Literacy Luncheon
  • WHERE: Governor’s Club
  • WHEN: APRIL 25, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Doors open at 11 for socializing and games)
  • HOW: Click HERE to register (registration begins March 1st)
  • Optional Raffle Available ($25 per ticket for a chance to have Daniel Wallace or Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle join your book club or friend gathering)

    Tickets are $125 per person; tables seat 10 people.
    25 seats are available outside — first come, first served.
    NOTE: outdoor seating offers audio only, no video.

All proceeds from these events directly fund Chatham Literacy’s free one-on-one and small-group instruction. With your support, an increasing number of adults will be able to read to their children, talk with their healthcare providers, obtain employment, improve their job performance, and become U.S. citizens.

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You can participate in both the luncheon and the raffle, by completing the same form OR just participate in the raffle by filling out a separate form.

WHEN: Raffle tickets available between February 15 – April 25, 2024

WHAT: 2 opportunities to win the participation of a local author in your book club or small friend gathering.

TICKETS: $25 per raffle ticket

RAFFLE PRIZE #1: Daniel Wallace, will join a book club meeting/friend gathering to discuss one of his books or his life as an author.  Daniel Wallace is an author and currently lives in Hillsborough. He is best known for his 1998 novel Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions, which was also made into a movie. His other books include Ray in Reverse and The Watermelon King. His stories have also been published in a number of anthologies and magazines, including The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror.

RAFFLE PRIZE #2: Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle will join a book club meeting/friend gathering to discuss her book and journey as an author. Annette is an enrolled citizen of the Eastern Bank of Cherokee Indians and resides in Qualla, NC.  Her debut novel, Even As We Breathe, released in 2020, was a finalist for the Weatherford Award and named one of NPR’s Best Books of 2020.  In 2021, it received the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. 



  • Congratulations, Elena!
    Congratulations to Elena Gonzales on achieving her goal of reading an entire book in English, “Who Was Elvis Presley”! Elena’s tutor, Patty Poe, shared: “I am so proud of Elena! What a well-earned Graduation Day!” This is a huge milestone and we’re so inspired by Elena’s hard work and dedication. Reading an entire book in… Read more: Congratulations, Elena!
  • Job Opening at Chatham Literacy: Program Coordinator
    Basic Function:  To manage the recruitment, orientation, training, ongoing support, in-service training opportunities, and retention of tutors and volunteers.   Responsibilities of the Program Coordinator include: Commitment: Full-time (40 hours/week).  Hours worked in the Siler City office, with some travel to meetings and community events/outreach. Qualifications: Associates Degree with experience in coordination of volunteers and/or clients,… Read more: Job Opening at Chatham Literacy: Program Coordinator
  • Farewell, Joselyn!
    Joselyn Villaseñor has accepted a new job at the Randolph Department of Social Services.Her last day with Chatham Literacy will be Wednesday, March 27, 2024. This is bittersweet news as I am excited for Joselyn’s new career journey to start and it was inevitable; however, we are so sad to see her leave Chatham Literacy.  Joselyn has… Read more: Farewell, Joselyn!

Read more News


  • April 25: Join us for our 2024 Spring for Literacy Luncheon with author Brendan Slocumb at the Governors Club. Details are here.
  • May 4: Chatham Literacy will be at Chicken Festival 2024 in Siler City. Come introduce yourself if you’d like to become a tutor, become a student, or just have questions! Details can be found here.
  • June 15: Chatham Literacy celebrates Juneteenth at this year’s festival in Pittsboro. Come and say hello! Details are here.

Our Mission


“When an adult learns to read, write, and understand English, do basic math, and use computers, they gain skills they need to lift themselves out of poverty.” –ProLiteracy

The purpose of Chatham Literacy’s programs is to build these foundational literacy skills that help adult learners achieve long-term outcomes including gainful employment, financial and family stability, improved health care access, and better outcomes for their children, our next generation. Achievement of these long-term goals improves the learner’s quality of life and strengthens their communities.

Fiscal Year 2022-2023

  • 151 adult learners engaged in tutoring services
  • 54 tutors volunteered
  • 4,047 instructional hours logged
  • 60% of adult leaners with 70 instructional hours gained at least one grade level or one literacy level in their reading ability. (National average is 40%.)
  • 8 adult learners became U.S. citizens
    (142 new citizens since Chatham Literacy started in 2008!
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