Durham Literacy Center (DLC) is a literacy center located in Durham, North Carolina. The mission of DLC is to empower Durham County residents who want to enrich their lives by improving their literacy skills.

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The Adult Literacy (AL) program at DLC matches trained volunteer tutors with adult students who read between a 0-8th grade reading level. The AL pairs use a phonics based system to improve the students’ reading and writing levels. AL students have a variety of goals such as learning to read for the first time, taking an active role in their child’s education, getting a better job, etc.

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The DLC AL Community Blog is for tutors, students, staff and board members to share how Adult Literacy impacts their lives.

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The FK mark on several blog posts stands for Flesch-Kincaid reading levels which gives an approximate reading grade level equivalent to text.

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