Who
we are
WHO WE ARE

The Washington Literacy Center(WLC) has been helping DC residents with the greatest barriers and fewest resources learn to read since 1963. Starting off as an all-volunteer initiative, the WLC has grown into a dynamic nonprofit with full-time staff, professionally-trained instructors, and passionate volunteers.

We began more than 50 years ago with a mission:

It's just not possible to make one's way in today's world without the ability to read. For 90,000 of DC’s adults, low literacy skills are a barrier to just about everything – completing their education, getting and keeping a decent job, staying out of poverty.

 

Professional, part-time educators provide individual attention in groups of 8-10, while a case manager connects students with the next steps they will take in their long-term education. 

to provide students with direct instruction in reading and spelling skills so learners can enter a GED program, job-training program, or obtain or improve employment
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The Washington Literacy Center relies on the support of our community. Make a donation today to help make reading a reality.

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The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.

- Stan Gudder

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