Think reading this is hard?
Imagine if this were a job application. Or a street sign. Or the label on a prescription. For 90,000 functionally illiterate adults in D.C., this is what navigating everyday life is like.
The Washington Literacy Center (WLC), founded in 1963, is one of the oldest adult literacy programs in the District. We serve adults who have the most limited reading skills, fewest job resources and greatest employment needs.
What We Do
The Washington Literacy Center serves adults who have the most limited reading skills, fewest job resources and greatest employment needs in the District of Columbia by addressing the issue of illiteracy.
“I always wanted more for myself in life. I wanted success, to be able to read and write, and to be happy at what I do in life, not to just sit back and watch the world pass me by.” –WLC graduate Larry is now pursuing his GED and wants to go to college.
We need your help so we can continue to provide programming that improves reading comprehension and proficiency and prepares our students for a brighter future.