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Washington Literacy Center

A D.C. organization that is committed to teaching adults higher literacy skills.


AGE RANGE - 18 and above


What is the Washington Literacy Center?

The Washington Literacy Center is an organization dedicated to improving the literacy of adults who read below a fifth-grade level. Their program focuses on alphabetics, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. In addition to literacy, they also teach everyday math, computer literacy, and workforce skills. They are dedicated not only to education, but also to providing real-life jobs and opportunities for D.C. residents. They offer courses for both adults and children in math, literacy, computer skills, and more.

How do I volunteer?

There are loads of ways to help out the Washington Literacy Center! The volunteer opportunities there are constantly changing. Sometimes they're looking for people to help out with the administrative side of things, sometimes they're looking for tutors, sometimes they're looking for teachers' assistants - the list goes on. Currently, they're seeking volunteers to tutor a computer skills class every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 9 to 10 pm. Scheduling is flexible and the class takes place in the Architect of the Capitol in the Senate Durbin Building.

If a virtual option works better for you, the Washington Literacy Center also has remote tutoring sessions and they're looking for volunteers to help low-literacy learners with their homework assignments in the afternoons or evenings, as scheduling allows.

The Washington Literacy Center is constantly coming up with new classes and opportunities, so there are many more ways to get involved if you want to. If you would like more information or if you want to see what kind of volunteer work would be best for you, contact or visit this link and fill out the volunteer form. The team at the Washington Literacy Center will be happy to help you find the volunteer opportunity that best suits your schedule, skills, and interests.

Feel free to share extra information and personal experiences in the comments below, or head over to the forum!


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