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Accreditation, Certification, and Membership

The Literacy Council has the distinction of being accredited by ProLiteracy America and both Literacy Council program directors are Certified Trainers through ProLiteracy.

The Literacy Council is also a member of the NC Center for Nonprofits and the NC Literacy Association. Board and staff are active participants in WNC Nonprofit Pathways offerings.

The Book

By Fred Chappell

Poet Laureate Emeritus of North Carolina


It waits as patiently as a forest trail

To take you to a place you must have heard about,

Quiet and exciting, a glade to be alone in,

With those who came before.

At first the journey is one slow letter at a time,

But sooner than you thought, you clip along,

Your pace growing smarter with each step.


You never arrive at an end

Because you never want to,

And a thousand other trails lead off from this one path,

Mysterious, inviting, alive with shadowy light.


The book will go with you as far as you desire.

And if you like, I will come with you.