- 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 in the District of Columbia.
Antonio Ward, Class of 2013
Antonio Ward came to WLC in July 2012. He had struggled with reading for as long as he could remember, and after falling further and further behind, he dropped out of school in the 10th grade. Antonio was placed in a Just Words class, and immediately began to shine. His success didn’t come easily. After attending classes for 13 months without missing a single day, Antonio has graduated from WLC in August 2013.
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Join WLC graduates and students on Thursday, May 8, at the Thurgood Marshall Center, 1816 12th Street, NW, at 6:30 p.m. for an interactive learning event. You will be the student, they will be the instructors and we all will … Continue reading
DC Appleseed Center for Law & Justice released a report, “From Basic Skills to Good Jobs: A Strategy for Connecting D.C.’s Adult Learners to Career Pathways” emphasizing that to “reduce unemployment and narrow the gap between rich and poor, the … Continue reading
Look for a major change to the WLC branding beginning April 30, 2014!! Thanks to the incredible efforts of Ad 2 Dc, a young professional marketing group, the WLC will have a new look, and a better outreach using social … Continue reading
The Washington Literacy Center is so proud of the support from individuals, groups and organizations around the community that serve to enhance the mission, the work of the staff, and especially the astonishing … Continue reading
On February 12, the Washington Literacy Center (WLC) will present its 21st “Love Letters for Literacy” fundraiser that brings together the area’s top broadcasters, journalists and authors in support of increasing the District’s literacy levels. The fundraiser includes a cocktail … Continue reading