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July 30, 2017

We are delighted to announce that we have received a major gift to retire, in its entirety, the outstanding mortgage obligation on our building! The donor has requested complete anonymity. With this incredible gift, we can free up funds to further our strategic priorities, including increasing our capacity, improving career pathways and further integrating technology. We also intend to allocate some funds to capital improvements. It is re...

July 30, 2017

We are so proud of the eight Adult Literacy and Youth Education Program (YEP) students who graduated with GED diplomas in 2016-2017! The students ranged in age from 18 to 29 years old. Most are now enrolled in college degree and vocational training programs at Durham Tech, where they are preparing for careers in fields such as Health Information Technologies, pre-Nursing, Journalism, Automotive Mechanics and Criminal Justice. Ammar Gooden...

July 30, 2017

2016-2017 was a rich year for our programs. 325 adults and out-of-school youth pursued academic, career and personal goals as students in our Adult Literacy, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Youth Education programs. Another 275 individuals received computer literacy instruction, assessment services, academic counseling or other support from staff and volunteers at the center and the Durham County Detention Center. We ex...

July 12, 2017

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of Mary Dunn Siedow, the first executive director of the Durham Literacy Center, on July 7, 2017.

Mary was a dedicated champion of adult literacy, exemplified by her leadership as the DLC’s executive director from 1987 to 1994 and her service on the board of directors from 2009 to 2015. Mary also served on the board of the NC Literacy Association and several other nonprofit organ...

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