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DLC News Blog

October 30, 2019

If you are interested in teaching or co-teaching an English class for adults who speak other languages OR teaching an adult beginner reader how to read and write, please put these dates in your calendar:  

Adult Literacy & ESOL Volunteer Orientation Dates (please attend one of these sessions): 

  • January 7 (10am-11am or 6-7pm)

  • January 9 (6-7pm) 

  • January 13 (6-7pm

After attending one of these orientations, you will then si...

October 21, 2019

Join Durham Literacy Center for an Open House on Tuesday, December 3rd from 5:30-7:00 PM. Tour our facility, meet our staff, learn about our programs, and find out how you can get involved. This event is free and open to the public -- stop by and see us! Seasonal refreshments will be served. 

Please contact Amy Bogie, Director of Development, at amycbogie@durhamliteracy.org with questions.

October 21, 2019

Join Durham Literacy Center's staff, volunteers, students, and their families for a very special ceremony to celebrate our fall 2019 graduating class. This event will take place in the Fellowship Hall at Durham Nativity School on Tuesday, November 19th at 6:00 PM and is open to the public. 

Please contact Amy Fee Bruzzichesi, Youth High School Equivalency Program Coordinator, at amy@durhamliteracy.org with any questions.

September 19, 2019

Building on a successful summer with the Achievement Academy and the Youth Education Program under the same roof, we have decided to officially combine the two programs, effective immediately. Several factors have led us to this decision, including the unexpected loss of our NC Literacy Corps AmeriCorps members* whom we relied on for staff support. With reduced staffing, we realized that we could no longer maintain two similar programs at...

August 30, 2019

We are happy to announce that the Adult Literacy Program will resume evening classes on Tuesday, September 4. Pairs will be able to meet during our regular classroom hours Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing our returning evening pairs!

Former ESOL AmeriCorps Jake Price will cover the evening shift during the Fall semester. Jake will be able to answer your questions and help you f...

August 7, 2019

Save the Date for DLC's fall author event, featuring internationally renowned poet Jimmy Santiago Baca! The event will take place on the evening of Saturday, November 2nd at the Levin JCC, located at 1937 W Cornwallis Road in Durham. Tickets on sale now!

Born in 1952 in Santa Fe of Chicano and Apache descent, Jimmy Santiago Baca was abandoned by his parents and at 13 ran away from the orphanage where his grandmother had placed hi...

July 25, 2019

Our ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) program has completed student registrations for classes that take place at the DLC building at 1905 Chapel Hill Road. We now have a wait list for our Fall 2019 classes. Our off-site classes at El Centro Hispano and East Durham Children's Initiative (EDCI) will register new and returning students in early September. Learn more by clicking here. We have filled all of our volunteer instructo...

July 9, 2019

Whether you made it to the breakfast event or not, we think you'll enjoy watching these videos. Each speaker's different perspectives remind us how crucial our work to improve adult literacy in Durham is.

1. Keynote Address, Dr. William "Sandy" Darity, Jr - Economist and Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy

2. Student Speaker, Kenyatta Burns - Youth Education Program Graduate

3. Leader in Literacy Award Recipient, Fox Family Foundat...

April 2, 2019

We are so proud to have 5 graduates in our first high school equivalency graduation in our program at the Durham County Detention Center! Check out our Facebook page for more videos and quotes from this inspiring graduation ceremony. 

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