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All Classes and Activities Suspended Indefinitely Due to Coronavirus(COVID-19)

July 2, 2020

Join us on Tuesday, July 14th for the Washington Literacy Center Online Education Fair! We will help you explore a variety of online education opportunities from career paths including the Health Care Industry, Information Technology, Hospitality and more! Learn how to...

July 2, 2020

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July 2, 2020                                          Annette Larkin...

July 1, 2020

The Washington Literacy Center will serve 100 youth ages 18-24 virtually through the 2020 Marion S. Barry SYEP Pre-Apprenticeship and Training Program. This key initiative is sponsored and fully supported by the DC Department of Employment Services. Courses occur over...

July 1, 2020

WLC President and CEO Jimmie Williams and WLC instructor Dr. Robin Barr were on the Kojo Nnamdi show June 15th. They discussed DC's Digital Divide and the thousands of adults who struggle with reading and basic math.

It was a great opportunity to shine the light on WLC...

May 12, 2020

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May 13, 2020 ...

January 30, 2020

Welcome Brit Gourdine, WLC's new Program Manager. Brit is responsible for managing WLC’s Employment and Education (TEP) program with the DC Department of Human Services - she and her team will manage and develop pathways for education and professional training and othe...

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