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Upcoming Events

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

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...

December 3, 2019

Today is #GIVINGTUESDAY! The Washington Literacy Center relies on the support of our community. Give and help increase adult literacy. Every dollar you give helps make literacy a reality.

To donate:

November 21, 2019

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October 7, 2019

Starting on January 25, 2020, WLC will auction off restaurant gift cards, hotel and spa experiences, DC event tickets and attractions, and many more exciting items for bid online to raise money for our mission. The more items we have, the more money we can raise. We ar...

September 27, 2019

DC Public Library

In coordination with the DC Public Library, who recently hosted an adult literacy workshop at the Cleveland Park location, WLC instructors Dr. Robin Barr and Tesa Leon taught a lesson called Table This!: Games and Activities with Tables.  Literacy is n...

September 26, 2019

We’re looking forward to the return of our signature fundraiser, Love Letters for Literacy, which will be held at the Mayflower Hotel.  Save the date for now, and we’ll provide updates on speakers, auction items and more!

In the meantime, please check out our silent auc...

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Frederick Douglass taught that literacy is the path from slavery to freedom. There are many kinds of slavery and many kinds of freedom, but reading is still the path.

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