Triangle South Literacy Works

600 S Magnolia Ave Dunn, NC 28334

TSLW Facts

Triangle South Literacy Works' mission is to empower adult learners to improve their quality of life through education. Triangle South Literacy Works (TSLW) is a non-profit volunteer-based organization. TSLW helps adults improve their reading, writing, math, English language and computer skills through one-to-one tutoring and small group instruction. Our programs are confidential and provided at no cost to the student or tutor. We offer an Adult Basic Education program (ABE) which is focused on basic education components of reading, writing, and math.

We match the students with an appropriate learning series based on professional adult education assessments (CASAS). The student is then matched with a tutor and the learning begins at a mutually convenient location and time. All the materials for learning are free to the student. The same process is followed with our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and the Computer Skills program.

TSLW consists of 1 P/T ED, 1 P/T ESOL Coordinator and 50 volunteers,

In addition, Triangle South Literacy Works has a ESOL Coordinator that helps to improve your skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing English. ESOL classes can help you find a job, prepare for citizenship, advance professionally, and become more involved in neighborhood and community life. We offer classes at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Periodically, we offer the following courses: financial literacy, computer (typing and how to operate), smart phones, job vocabulary. We also offer citizenship courses to eligible immigrants. All classes are free of charge.

We offer Financial literacy courses to help student understand how money works in society, as well as how to manage make or earn money, how to manage finances, how to invest it, and how and when to donate it to help others.

We also offer citizenship courses to eligible immigrants. 

Here are some statistics for Harnett, Johnston, and Sampson counties in North Carolina:

                              Harnett Johnston  Sampson    Avg                      Comment
Graduation rates 81.5% 88.8%  80.9% 83.7% Increasing all counties
Drop-out rates 3.46% 1.99%  4.0% 3.15% Lower in Harnett only
Poverty rates 20.5% 15.3%  29.0% 18% Equates to over 25,200 low-literate adults

Unemployment    7.2% 7.2%  7.2% 7.2% Increasing all counties

Literacy Levels (2015) -National Assessment of Adult Literacy

Harnett (16%), Johnston (15%) and Sampson (23%)--The literacy rate is defined as anyone who is lacking basic prose literacy skills.  Those with only basic literacy can read signs and simple prose but may have difficulty completing employment applications, comprehending ballot items and helping a child with their homework.