MCLC Programs:

We offer a variety of free programs that serve low-literacy adults 18 and older in the areas of:

*LiteracyAdult Basic Education (ABE) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

*Life Skills – including a conversation group for students

*Citizenship

*GED preparation

*Career readiness

*Computer skills

*Family literacy

Did you know?

In 2016-2017 59% of students who worked with a tutor 12 hours or more progressed academically.

We teach basic life & literacy skills to Moore adults.

Imagine going through life without being able to read a bedtime story to your child or to read the morning newspaper to find out what’s happening in the world.

Imagine visiting a hospital and not knowing where the emergency room is located or your doctor’s office, waiting room or labs. Or not understanding when to be quiet, speak, move to the front of a line, take a number, sign up or walk in the crosswalk.

Imagine not being able to understand your doctor’s orders. Or looking at your prescription bottle and not knowing how many pills to take, what time to take them,  what side effects they may have or if you should drive machinery while taking them.

Imagine trying to order a meal in a restaurant.

This is what life is like for over 10% or  7,000 + adults in Moore County who are not functionally literate. These people are your neighbors, your employees, your friends at church – they could be any person you meet.

Functional illiteracy is our problem. Yours and mine. It can only be reduced if we are committed to providing accessible, adult-based literacy training for parents and employees who want to improve their lives – and their families and communities – by improving their literacy skills.

To read more about Literacy go to:
ProLiteracy Website:

www.proliteracy.org

Why Literacy

Click below to watch an MCLC student talk about how important it has been for him to improve his literacy skills. (Videographer Hannah Sharpe won first prize in the North Carolina Press Association’s annual competition for this video. We appreciate The Pilot’s and Ms. Sharpe’s permission to use the video.)

Click below to watch an MCLC student and her tutor as they describe the difference that literacy training has made in her life. (Thanks to The Pilot and Hannah Sharpe for permission to use this video.)