• Find and like us on Facebook!
  • LinkedIn
  • ALP Pinterest

Augustine Literacy Project®
3200 Pickett Road

Durham, NC 27705

919.719.7590

© 2018 by Augustine Literacy Project®

The Augustine Literacy Project® of the Triangle (ALP) trains and supports volunteer tutors who provide free, long-term, one-to-one instruction, to improve the literacy skills of economically disadvantaged children.

About

Augustine Literacy Project®, a non-profit charitable organization - tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) - was founded in 1994.

 

Our program provides each tutor with intensive training --pre-course work, classroom, and practicum -- based on the Orton-Gillingham approach, using research-based materials from a variety of sources, including the Wilson Reading System®. The Orton-Gillingham approach is multisensory, structured, systematic and phonetic.  It has been proven effective, with children who have language-related learning differences, are English Language Learners (ELL), and those living in poverty.


Upon satisfactory completion of Augustine training, each tutor is paired with a economically disadvantaged child and commits to work with him or her pro bono for a minimum of 60 lessons. Tutors usually meet with their students at the child's school two or three times a week. An Augustine lesson is typically 45 minutes long and includes the five essential components of research-based reading instruction. Pre- and post-assessments are administered to measure student progress.

 

Students are referred to the program by family members, guardians, teachers, counselors, principals, psychologists, social workers, or learning disability specialists.

 

The two eligibility requirements for Augustine tutoring are:
 

  1. Economically disadvantaged, e.g. qualifying for free or reduced price lunch

  2. Below grade level performance in reading, writing or spelling.


If you would like to recommend a student for services, please contact us at 919.719.7590 or by email to Elizabeth Perry.

 

Reading, writing and spelling difficulties can result in poor school performance, behavior problems and low self-esteem. Augustine Literacy Project® is committed to providing caring, professionally-trained tutors for those whose families cannot afford to pay. The combination of nurture and knowledge that an Augustine tutor offers can mean the difference between prison and productivity for an at-risk student.

 

Augustine tutors currently serve in 35 schools and after school programs in 5 Triangle area school systems: Chapel Hill, Durham, Orange, Chatham and Wake Counties.

A key to improving youth literacy is one-on-one tutoring that uses research-based methods and is adequately supported with ongoing training and peer networks. Nurture and knowledge combined can mean the difference between prison and productivity for at-risk students.

Triangle Community Foundation

Working to break the cycle of child illiteracy

In The

News:

The Augustine Literacy Project gives kids a lifetime of reading



News & Observer
November 2016

Extra help for low income students



The Hickory Record

January 2015

Calendar

Upcoming Trainings

 

Tutor Trainings

January 14-18, 2019

8:30am-3:30pm

Hill Learning Center

3200 Pickett Road

Durham

August 19-23, 2019

​8:30am-3:30pm

Hill Learning Center

3200 Pickett Road

Durham

October 7-11, 2019

​8:30am-3:30pm

Hill Learning Center

3200 Pickett Road

Durham