We Are the Literacy Commons


''I don't read such small stuff as letters, I read men and nations.” – Sojourner Truth

The Literacy Commons is a volunteer based organization dedicated to advancing creativity and critical thinking by promoting and practicing the plurality of literacies.  Currently, we are in collaboration with the Public Schools of Robeson County, Robeson Community College, The Native American Interfaith Ministries / The Healing Lodge, and The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  Through these partnerships—and with these collaborations—we serve the city of Pembroke and the surrounding Robeson County by offering a multilayered foundation of educational outreach that is guided by creative and critical thinking—specifically in regards to molding, understanding, nurturing, supporting, and advancing active social engagement, citizenry, and literacy. 

In Our Voice: Who We Are—Where We’re Going

In Our Voice: Who We Are — Where We’re Going

Our Mission Statement:

The Literacy Commons is dedicated to promoting the plurality of literacies through cooperation and reciprocity among those who live, work, and attend school in our region. For us, literacy encompasses and engages the ability to create, read, and use various texts for multiple purposes in multiple settings, from understanding the instructions on the back of a medicine bottle to writing a novel to interacting with web-based digital media. Through participant-centered classes and workshops, individualized tutoring, and inspiring and enriching community events and collaborations, The Literacy Commons fosters, advances, and sustains the development and continuation of literacy.







David Marquard, PhD
Director of the LC

Located in Wellons Hall: Suites G & N on UNCP's Campus
1 University Drive
Pembroke, NC 28372

Contact The Literacy Commons
at 910-775-4775

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