Resource Round Up: Durham Literacy Center

December 22, 2022

The Durham Litearcy Center is the only community-based organization focused entirely on adult literacy in Durham County. Their services focus on literacy skills, GED and high school equivalency success, English courses, and more! They work with many agencies in the community, including Durham Technical Community College, the Durham County Library, Made In Durham, El Centro Hispano, and the Durham Children's Initiative. They strive to "help adults meet their life goals by offering learner-centered educational opportunities" and believe "all adults have the power to change their lives and their community through literacy." Read more about the Durham Literacy Center and their services below.


Executive Director - Lizzie Ellis-Furlong

Services and Programs

  • Adult Literacy - tutors or small groups for reading and writing instruction
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages - small group English learning courses that are centered around real-life topics
  • Youth Achievement Program - individualized high school equivalency instruction for young adults ages 16-24
  • DLC-Threshold Reading and Math Class - Reading and math classes for adults with severe mental illness

Volunteer Opportunities

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1905 Chapel Hill Rd, Durham, NC 27707

Mail: PO Box 52209, Durham, NC 27717

(919) 489-8383