Adult literacy program granted thousands

Published 8:30 am Thursday, December 8, 2022

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Charlotte Learning Center, a local organization dedicated to adult literacy, has been named the recipient of a $10,000 grant from Sentara Healthcare.

“As a non-profit organization, we offer valuable services to our community and look to the same community for assistance to continue the great work we offer,” said Heather Montgomery, Program Coordinator, Charlotte Learning Center. “We are truly blessed and fortunate that Sentara Healthcare chose us to benefit from their grant program. We are thrilled with this partnership and feel confident that we will be able to reach more individuals as we provide a positive impact on each life we touch. We are nothing without the kindness of others and are grateful for Sentara Healthcare’s generosity and support.”

Charlotte Learning Center offers innovative classes for the various forms of literacy needs of adults in and around Charlotte County.

“The funds made available through Sentara Healthcare will go a long way to helping us bring awareness and outreach to those who can benefit, those who wish to get involved, and improving the means of assisting those we reach,” Montgomery said,

“Supporting our community is a top priority,” said Keisha Jackson, RN, Clinical Manager, Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital. “We were privileged to partner with the Charlotte Learning Center to expand and enhance the great work they do. We look forward to watching their success as they positively impact our community.”


The Charlotte Learning Center, formerly the Charlotte County Literacy Program, was founded in October of 1986. We incorporated into a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, as Charlotte Learning Center, in February of 2004. Our mission, to improve adult literacy and foster lifelong learning in and around Charlotte County one person at a time, remains the same today as we attempt to reach out to those who can benefit from our programs, thus, improving their lives in all aspects and improving our community.

We promote and foster increased literacy in the Charlotte County area by teaching individuals and providing instructional services to adults that can benefit from Basic Education, and assisting adults for whom English is not their native language. The organization recruits, trains, supervises and supports volunteer tutors to help people acquire basic literacy skills, enabling them to achieve broader personal goals and to provide the most effective learning environment and materials for our students and tutors at little to no cost.