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WLC Executive Director Testifies to Restore Funding and Support

On Tuesday, April 24 the executive director of the Washington Literacy Center testified before the DC Committee on Labor and Workforce Development Public Budget Oversight Hearing. During his testimony, Williams asked the Chair, Elissa Silverman and members of the Committee, which included literacy champion Council member Robert White, to restore and increase the funding capacity and support for basic adult literacy providers. Last year the Workforce Investment Council and the Office of the State Superintendent (OSSE) partnered to provide Career Pathway Grants. While the move was well-intentioned, the focus on job training rather than traditional adult basic education left the providers lik

Literacy IS Life!

We’ve officially started our 2018 Spring fundraising drive...and this is our most important effort yet. We need your help to raise $15,000. Our environment is changing quickly, and for nonprofits like the Washington Literacy Center, we need your help more than ever to prepare for the future. We want to ensure that we can continue to teach adults to read and provide our adult learners with key skills for employment to continue their education. We are one of the few entities in Washington, DC that help adults with reading and math skills at the lowest levels. We want to do more. Your contributions make a major difference. Your financial contribution helps us to move our students toward self-su

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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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