Washington Literacy Council

Join us for our Love Letters for Literacy has been rescheduled for February 24th.
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Who We Are

The mission of the Washington Literacy Council is to raise the literacy level of adults and children in the nation's capital.

To do this, the WLC trains volunteers to use a structured reading program based on the latest research in language acquisition.

The need for its services is as strong today as when it was founded more than 40 years ago by literacy pioneer Frank Laubach. What began as a grassroots organization in a church basement is now a small but growing nonprofit serving more than 200 students and 200 volunteer tutors and small class instructors.

We are committed to innovation through:

  • Finding and implementing best practices for teaching basic literacy to adults
  • Recruiting, motivating, and retaining the staff and volunteers who carry out this work
  • Enabling our students to enhance their life experiences and reach personal development goals.
  • uno rules
  • Educating decision makers and raising public awareness of literacy efforts to benefit adult learners and their children.




Washington Literacy Council
1918 18th St., NW
Suite B2
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 387-9029 Fax: (202) 387-0271
[email protected]

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