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Literacy Programs in Orange County

Augustine Literacy Project 
200 Hayes Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27517 Debbie McCarthy, Exec. Dir. 919-408-0798 Augustine@chfnc.net

Type of organization: Faith Based Organization
What organization does: The Augustine Project trains and supports volunteer tutors who provide free, long-term, one-to-one instruction in reading, writing and spelling to low-income children and teens who struggle with literacy skills. Training is a 70 hour course with supervised practicum; tutoring is a 60 hour commitment. Lessons are normally taught twice a week at the child's school during the school day.

Program Description(s)

Pre-Kindergarten Programs
Yes

Kindergarten - Grade 5 Programs
Yes

Grades 6 - 12 Programs
Yes

English as a Second Language Programs
Yes


Campus Y 
University of North Carolina 180 E. Cameron Avenue, CB#5115, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-5115 Lucy Lewis, Asst. Director lwlewis@email.unc.edu 919-962-2333

Type of organization: Post Secondary Education
What organization does: Helping Youth by Providing Enrichment (HYPE) provides social, cultural and eductional experiences for children living in Chapel Hill/Carrboro low income, public housing communities. In addition to serving as tutors, playmates and mentors, members engage in education advocacy. Project Literacy is based on the idea that literacy skills are the foundation of education, opportunity, and social participation. The group coordinates with community organizations to fight local illiteracy, while simultaneously fighting illiteracy across the nation and around the world.

Program Description(s)

Kindergarten - Grade 5 Programs
Yes

Grades 6 - 12 Programs
Yes

GED Preparation Programs
Yes


Durham Technical Community College 
1637 Lawson Street Durham NC 27703 Betty Lyons, ABE/CED Director 919-536-7219 ext 3103 lyonsb@durhamtech.edu

Type of organization: Community College
What organization does: The Durham Technical Community College Adult Education and Basic Skills program provides the following education services: Adult Basic Education (ABE), GED Prep, English as a Second Language (ESL) and Compensatory Education (CED). These free courses are offered in Chapel Hill at the Orange County Skills Development Center and in Hillsborough at the Orange County Campus. In addition, ESL classes are offered at several community based sites. Prior to enrollment, all applicants must complete an orientation which includes placement testing. students are enrolled in courses based on placement test results.

Program Description(s)

GED for Higher Education
Yes

GED Preparation Programs
Yes

English as a Second Language Programs
Yes

Adult Literacy Programs
Yes


Orange County Literacy Council 
200 North Greensboro Street, Suite C-2 Carrboro, NC 27510 Alice Denson, Exec Director oclc@orangeliteracy.org Website: www.orangeliteracy.org

Type of organization: Independent Non-profit
What organization does: The Orange County Literacy Council (OCLC) helps adults reach their education, employment and life goals by providing free, flexible instruction in reading, writing and basic math, English, and computer skills and GED preparation. OCLC trains and supports volunteer tutors in a variety of effective, learner-centered instructional methods.

Program Description(s)

GED for Higher Education
Yes

GED Preparation Programs
Yes

English as a Second Language Programs
Yes

Adult Literacy Programs
Yes

Family Literacy Programs
Yes


 

 

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