2020 represents a milestone in the Durham Literacy Center’s history: our 35th anniversary!


Founded in 1985 as the Durham County Literacy Council, the DLC was created by a group of dedicated volunteers to provide basic adult literacy services to Durham County residents, many of whom had lost their jobs when the city’s tobacco and textile factories closed.​ Since then, the DLC has helped over 18,000 adults in the Durham area improve their reading, writing, and English language skills and/or obtain a high school diploma.

Help us celebrate our 35th anniversary by giving the gift of literacy this holiday season! 

Check out our 2020 annual report to learn more about the impact of our programs.

​Contact us:​


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.