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Phone: (919) 489-8383  


Email: info@durhamliteracy.org​


Location: 1905 Chapel Hill Rd, Durham, NC 27707


Mailing address:  PO Box 52209, Durham, NC 27717


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The Durham Literacy Center is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Our Federal Tax ID Number is 56-1479534.

The Durham Literacy Center is the leading independent organization dedicated to providing free literacy services to adults and out-of-school youth in Durham County. 


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Future ESOL & Adult Literacy tutors

October 30, 2019

Open House December 3rd

October 21, 2019

High School Equivalency Graduation November 19

October 21, 2019

Save the Date: Fall Author Event November 2, 2019

August 7, 2019

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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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If literacy is important to you, please consider: 


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We empower more than 500 Durham residents each year through:

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. Morning and evening schedules are available.

Tutors work one-on-one with youth (ages 16 to 24) who want to prepare for high school equivalency exams such as the GED tests. All lessons take place in the morning.

Achievement Academy

The DLC's Achievement Academy provides small group GED classes and one-on-one tutoring for students who need to improve their reading skills prior to GED-level study.

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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.

DCDC GED & Life Skills Classes

DLC staff members provide small group classes for incarcerated youth (ages 16 to 24) who want to earn GED diplomas or improve their life skills. Classes take place at the Durham County Detention Center.

Threshold Clubhouse Durham Literacy Partnership

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

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We are celebrating over 30 years of empowering lives in Durham! 


Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to our work!

Click here to read our 2019 Annual Report.


With your support, more then 17,000 Durham residents have improved their lives and their communities through literacy since 1985!