Welcome to Craven Literacy Council

Working to improve the literacy skills of local people since 1986.


Please join us in celebrating Craven Literacy Council's 30TH anniversary by clicking above to donate $30 now to combat illiteracy.

Starting on October 5th and running through Thanksgiving, CLC needs 500 supporters to give just $30 each to raise $15,000 to support our adult education programs!

For 30 years, Craven Literacy Council has provided free, personalized adult education services. The rewards of a more literate community touch us all -- adult students, tutors and volunteers, community members. Give 30 for 30 so that we all can benefit from a more knowledgeable workforce, empowered parents, stronger families, safer communities, and a more engaged and connected community.

Thank you so much, and please tell your friends and neighbors about 30 for 30.


Do you want information on how to:

Get a Tutor Our services are free to students and confidential. Click here to learn how you can improve your reading, writing, math or employability skills with help from one of our tutors.

Volunteer You can become a tutor and help someone improve their literacy and achieve their goals. Learn more here.

Donate Donate your time, talent or money and support Craven Literacy Council as we work to build a better community one person at a time. Find out how!

Contact us at 252-637-8079, send us an email at info@cravenliteracy.org or stop by our office.

2507-A Neuse Blvd, New Bern, Mon-Thurs 9:00am- 3:00pm.  Other times by appointment.

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Craven Literacy Council Celebrates Volunteers

The Craven Literacy Council celebrated National Literacy Month with a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on September 13, 2016. Craven Literacy Council has approximately 125 active tutors and other volunteers who are the heart of the organization. These volunteers gave almost 13,000 hours to the organization last fiscal year. They worked with students who needed help with reading, writing, speaking, technology, achieving citizenship, getting a driver's license, reading prescription labels, completing job applications and other forms, as well as helping with fundraisers, training new tutors, and raising awareness of adult literacy in our community.

Janet Peregoy of Havelock was named the Volunteer of the Year for her outstanding service and advocacy of adult literacy in our community. Four individuals; JoAnn Kerrick, Debi Lupia, Dorothea Neely and Mary Spooner were inducted into the Grand Club in recognition for their for achieving 1000 lifetime volunteer hours with CLC.

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