Durham Literacy Center - Durham, NC

  • NC


1905 Chapel Hill Road
United States

About Us

The Durham Literacy Center is the leading independent organization dedicated to providing free literacy services to adults and out-of-school youth in Durham County. 

The Durham Literacy Center …

  • Teaches adults to read and write

  • Provides English classes for immigrant adults

  • Prepares out-of-school youth and adult learners to pass high school equivalency tests, such as the GED

  • Teaches Durham residents basic computer skills

  • Provides GED and life skills classes for incarcerated youth at the Durham County Detention Center

The DLC provides program participants with the literacy skills to improve their own lives and the lives of their families. In turn, DLC graduates empower our community through their productive citizenship.

To achieve our mission, the DLC trains and supports several hundred volunteers who serve more than 600 students each year. Since 1985, the DLC has helped more than 16,000 residents move ahead. 

The DLC partners with many agencies, including Durham Technical Community College, Urban Ministries of Durham, TROSA, the Durham County Library, El Centro Hispano and the East Durham Children’s Initiative. We’re proud to have been recognized locally and statewide for our high quality programming, strict accountability and solid results.