Welcome to the North Carolina Literacy Association

Welcome to the North Carolina Literacy Association (NCLA)

Every North Carolinian should possess the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in a global economy – and to prepare their children to thrive.  Strong reading, writing, math and English language skills are the foundation.

Community-based literacy programs are uniquely positioned to help individuals build these skills.  We combine strong, proven instructional practices with the flexibility and confidentiality needed to meet the goals of our students.

A tutor helps an adult learner increase his digital literacy.

A tutor helps an adult learner his digital literacy.










The NCLA supports the development and sustained growth of independent community-based literacy programs through public awareness, advocacy and the sharing of ideas and methodologies.

By working together, we can strengthen all our communities.  And we can help to improve the lives of all our students.