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Our Mission



We help adults meet their life goals by offering learner-centered educational opportunities.


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Our Impact



Each year, the DLC helps more than 500 adults and teens take great strides toward reaching their full potential.


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​Your Support



If literacy is important to you, please consider: 


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We serve more than 700 Durham residents each year through:

Adult ESOL Classes

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes focus on the reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills that adult English language learners need to communicate effectively. Learn more.

College & Career Readiness

Adult and teen learners attend workshops and receive counseling to prepare for college, jobs, and careers. Learn more.

Adult Literacy & GED Tutoring

Tutors work one-on-one with adult students who want to improve their reading and writing skills or prepare for high school equivalency tests such as the GED. Learn more.

Threshold-DLC Partnership

A DLC instructor teaches at Threshold Clubhouse for adults living with mental illness. 

Youth High School Equivalency

Youth ages 16 to 24 prepare for high school equivalency exams in one-on-one tutoring and classroom environments. Learn more.

Student in Library

Transforming lives through literacy for over 37 years! 


Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to our work!

Click here to read our 2022 Annual Report.


With your support, more then 18,500 Durham residents have improved their lives and their communities through literacy since 1985!

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