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Washington Literacy Center Forms Advisory Committee

This week the Washington Literacy Center Advisory Center held its first meeting. Participants will assist WLC by building awareness and relevancy of WLC; help strengthen infrastructure, assist with building and strengthening partnerships, and help build capacity and support for WLC objectives, and advising the board and executive director. Committee members include, committee chair,Tina Fletcher, Fletcher Educational Solutions; Karen L. Williams, SBOE Ward 7; Markus Batchler, SBOE Ward 8; Ashley Carter, SBOE At-Large; Ajan Brown, Commission on Fathers, Men and Boys; Naomi Shelton, United Negro College Fund; Travis Nemhard, Administrative Law Judge; Wendell Felder, Traveling Chief of Staff to

The Great Courses and the Washington Literacy Center Partner to Fight Illiteracy in the Nation’s Cap

With approximately 90,000 reported illiterate adults in the District of Columbia, The Great Courses and The Washington Literacy Center have teamed to solve critical obstacles to overcoming this challenge – access to training and educational resources designed to put people back to work. The Great Courses is making its entire catalog of more than 600 courses available to tutors and students of The Washington Literacy Center, which has been helping D.C. residents learn to read since 1965. Among the resources donated to Washington Literacy Center will be The Great Courses Plus streaming video-on- demand service of over 4,000 hours of lectures on topics from vocabulary and basic math skills to h

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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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