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National Adult Education & Family Literacy Week: September 18–24, 2022!

We are delighted to celebrate AEFL week by serving our students in-person after a long period of remote instruction!

The Durham Literacy Center proudly works to improve literacy outcomes for adults and participate in National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week. We celebrate by serving students in-person now at the DLC and also online. We rely on our volunteers, supporters and partners to fulfill our vision that all adults have the power to change their lives and their community through literacy.

From the National Coalition for Literacy:

"The goal of National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week is to work side-by-side in every state, territory, and district to heighten public awareness, strengthen alliances, leverage resources, and increase the number of people who understand the vital role adult education and family literacy plays in our nation’s well-being."

You can help by joining us in our efforts and also increase awareness of Adult Literacy in the US.

Learning In-person!

We think the best way to celebrate is by seeing our adult and older youth in-person! Their energy and determination is infectious and inspires us and our whole learning community to help them reach their goals. We are serving our students in a variety of ways this fall: in-person, remote-only and some hybrid, depending on the program, level and unique circumstances. Students who were unable to learn effectively online or who have lower literacy skills are our priority for in-person instruction.

We are committed to doing everything we can to ensure the health and safety of everyone as we pivot to in-person instruction.

We thank all volunteers, students, staff and other visitors for following our COVID19 protocols so that we can stay open without interruptions and ensure good health for our learning community.

Many people are nervous or uncomfortable to participate in-person without a mask due to their personal health risk (e.g. immunocompromised, elderly, etc.). We remain a mask-required environment so that all of our students, volunteers and staff are comfortable attending in person. For more details, please go to

Welcome our newest staff member

Michele Brum is our new Evening Shift Manager.

Michele (pronounced "Mee-shell-ay") joins us to run the front desk in the evenings during our open hours, Monday-Thursday, 5:00-8:30 p.m. A native of Brazil, Michele brings many years of customer service experience to our team. Michele is multi-lingual, which has proven to

be very helpful! Please make sure to say hello when you come by the center.

Eugenia Rogers serves as our Morning Shift Manager during open hours Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.

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