Craven Literacy Council (CLC), founded in 1986, is a non-profit organization that assists adults to increase their basic literacy skills to improve their lives. When individuals learn how to read, write, do basic math and use computers, they are better able to lift themselves out of poverty, contribute to lower health care costs, and find and keep sustainable employment. Can you imagine not being able to read a prescription label well enough to give your child the correct amount of medicine? What if all you wanted was to provide for your family?

On #GivingTuesday, consider helping CLC assist students like Noan and his wife Ayiu. They left in fear from Vietnam, and have studied at Craven Literacy Council for several years. During this period they have made great progress. Over the years, working in groups and with individual tutors, they each have accrued over 500 hours of study time and have vastly improved their English skills. They have successfully held jobs and are studying now in preparation for becoming U.S. citizens. They recently moved into a beautiful new home through the Habitat for Humanity program. Their English skills are being put to good use as they face the challenges of understanding the paperwork avalanche that accompanies home ownership. Noan and Ayiu are just one example of our motivated students working hard every day to improve their lives with the help of Craven Literacy Council. Please visit our website at for more information.