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The Congressional Baseball Game for Charity benefits the Washington Literacy Center

The Congressional Baseball Game is tonight, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. We would like to thank the Congressional Sports for Charity, Members of Congress, and the many sponsors for their continued support of the WLC. Because of their generosity, we are able to further our mission of providing students with direct instruction in reading, math, and valuable skills so adult learners can obtain or improve employment and continue their education. The support of the Congressional Sports for Charity has made a difference in the lives of our students, by providing much-needed educational enhancements and tools that would not otherwise be possible. We are grateful for a day of great fun that brings Dem

Ride2Read with the Washington Literacy Center Team this Friday!

Spin & Sip with the Washington Literacy Center Team this Friday! Don't miss our last Ride2Read event of the summer. Join us at the 14th/U Street Soul Cycle before heading to Exiles on U Street, starting at 7pm. Don't procrastinate, sign up today: #Ride2Read #adultliteracy #washlit #happyhour

Ride2Read Fundraiser: Helping Improve Literacy Rates in DC

Approximately 36 percent of DC residents over the age of 16 are barely able to read, and many of them live in poverty. Channel 7's Kidd O'Shea stopped by the Washington Literacy Center to discuss the upcoming Ride2Read events happening this month in the District. Join us on our next Ride2Read, this Friday, June 21st! To register click here.

Microsoft Sponsors WLC's Inaugural Ride2Read Fundraiser

Thank you to Microsoft for sponsoring our inaugural Ride2Read on June 4th! Allie, Soul Cycle's high energy instructor, led an all body workout for a team from Microsoft, plus WLC staff and generous friends - all who ended the class with smiles, a lot of sweat and ready to go for the next ride on June 9th. We can see why there are Soul Cyclistas - it's an addictive workout and a great way to start the day! Register for our next ride here: #ride2read #adultliteracy #washlit #soulcycle #microsoft

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