Washington Literary Center (WLC)

The Washington Literacy Center (WLC) has been helping DC residents with the most significant barriers and fewest resources learn to read since 1963. Starting as an all-volunteer initiative, the WLC has grown into a dynamic nonprofit focused on teaching skills necessary to thrive in the 21st century. We help students overcome some of the most difficult challenges, including dyslexia, reading, math, and other barriers to education.

We provide students with direct instruction in reading, math, digital and financial literacy, along with workforce skills so that learners can enter a GED program, job-training program, or obtain or improve employment.

Education & Vocational Services

With one in five DC residents 18 and older lack basic skills in reading and math, many adults have difficulty with daily tasks. Adult literacy difficulties are pervasive and require a multi-pronged ap...
Washington Literary Center
1133 15th St NW Washington DC 20009