|Adult Literacy Program||Service Small group and one-on-one instruction provided by instructors and trained tutors||Cumberland||Employment Skills Center||Employment Skills Center|
|Altoona Area School District Family Literacy Program||The Altoona Area Family Literacy Program is a free program that focuses on integrating the education of parents and children. This program encourages parents to participate in and get excited about their own learning, which impacts their children's attitude toward learning.||Blair||Altoona Area School District Family Literacy Program||Altoona Area School District|
|ARIN Intermediate Unit 28 Adult Literacy Programs||Provides one to one and small group instruction to individuals that cannot read.||Indiana||Center for Education||ARIN Intermediate Unit 28|
|Blair County Library System Adult Literacy - Altoona Area Public Library||Adult literacy programs.||Blair||Altoona Area Public Library||Blair County Library System|
|Blair County Literacy Council Adult Literacy||Adult literacy programs.||Blair||Blair County Literacy Council||Blair County Literacy Council|
|Cambria Library Association Youth Literacy Programs||Children's story times, children's play area, educational computer games, books.||Cambria||Cambria Library Association Literacy Programs||Cambria Library Association|
|Central Pennsylvania Literacy Council||Trains adults to become tutors of other adults who want to improve basic skills. Day, evening and Saturday sessions are available. Services are provided by appointment only.||Cumberland||Central Pennsylvania Literacy Council Inc.||Central Pennsylvania Literacy Council Inc. |
|Christ Centered Community Church Literacy program.||Cambria||Christ Centered Community Church Literacy Programs||Christ Centered Community Church|
|Early Literacy Parent-Child Home Programs||Early Literacy||Bedford||Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries Parent - Child Home Program||Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries|
|Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council||Offers one-to-one and small-group instruction in basic reading, writing, computer instruction and math to out-of-school adults. Other services include GED classes, job preparation assistance, and English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction. GPLC is a GED test site.
||Allegheny||Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council Downtown Office||Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council|
|Greensburg YMCA Education and Employment Training||Provides adult literacy programs, GED preparation and job training||Westmoreland||Greensburg YMCA Education and Employment Training||Greensburg YMCA|
|Intermediate Unit 1 Literacy Programs||Offers instruction in reading and literacy.||Fayette||Intermediate Unit 1||Intermediate Unit 1|
|Lending Library||Members are able to borrow materials from a mobile lending library||Dauphin||Hearing Loss Association of the Capital Region||Hearing Loss Association of the Capital Region|
|Literacy Council of Reading - One-on-One Tutoring||Adults are matched with a trained volunteer tutor to work on the basic skills needed to get or retain a job, or enter post-secondary education.||Berks||Literacy Council of Reading - The Joan M. Breisch Adult Learning Center-Berks||Literacy Council of Reading - Berks|
|National Institute for Literacy||Provides leadership on literacy issues, including the improvement of reading instruction for children, youth, and adults. In consultation with the U.S. Departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services, the Institute serves as a national resource on current, comprehensive literacy research, practice, and policy. America's Literacy Directory (ALD) is a national database of literacy programs available via the internet and the National Institute for Literacy's (NIFL) toll-free number. The ALD connects employers, learners, volunteers, social service providers, and others to current information about literacy programs. The NIFL hotline and the ALD work together as partners to provide the most up-to-date information on literacy programs.
||National Institute for Literacy||National Institute for Literacy|
|Panther Valley Public Library||Lending library. Literacy and learning center provides one on one tutoring.
Offers summer programs.
||Carbon||Panther Valley Public Library||Panther Valley Public Library|
|Pennsylvania Adult Literacy - Central Intermediate Unit #10 - Clinton County||Literacy program for adults.||Clinton||Central Intermediate Unit #10 - Development Center for Adults - Clinton County||Central Intermediate Unit #10|
|Perry County Literacy Council||* Provide all Adult Education Services. Offers adult assessment and instruction through teachers, one to one tutors and computer instruction. Provide basic literacy instruction in all subject areas.
* Provide GED instruction and testing registration for Perry County.
* Provide Distance Learning through GED and Worldwide Interactive Network, Inc. (WIN) online instruction.
* Offer Work Certified classes and WorkKeys Assessments in Perry County.
* Provide basic literacy, GED and ESL instruction at Perry County Prison.
* Perry County site for UWCR Money in Your Pocket campaign, providing 2013 free income tax preparation for low to moderate-income families starting in February 2013.
Referral agency and single point of contact for the following Perry County support services: HACC WIA Case Management, TechBridge Youth Program, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR).||Perry||Perry County Literacy Council||Perry County Literacy Council |
|Private Industry Council of Westmoreland Fayette - Adult Education Classes||Provides adult education classes||Westmoreland||Adult Education Classes||Private Industry Council of Westmoreland Fayette|
|ProJeCt of Easton - Adult and Family Literacy Programs||Offers day and evening classes in adult & family literacy, GED Preparation and English as a Second Language. Classes are held at 200 Ferry Street. Call 610-258-1100 to register.
||Northampton||ProJeCt of Easton||ProJeCt of Easton|
|Referral, Comprehensive Case Management, Translation and Interpretation Services (Spanish)||Formed as a nonprofit organization in 2000, The Chambersburg Hispanic American Center (CHAC) bridges the language and cultural divide that sometimes hinders new Latino residents from accessing services for which they are eligible.
CHAC’s main goals are to inform and educate. It seeks to integrate Latinos, both temporary and permanent residents, into the local community and help them to improve the quality of their lives. Most of our work is carried out through one-on-one counseling in Spanish and English, offered free. CHAC connects people with jobs, housing and various social services.
They provide the following supports:
Referral for Aid
Parent Education Programs
Immigration Assistance||Franklin||The Chambersburg Hispanic American Center||Chambersburg Hispanic American Center|
|Saxton Community Library Adult Literacy Program||Program that provides reading, writing, speaking, computation and/or problem solving skills for adults who cannot read or write at a functional level with the objective of ensuring that they have the skills necessary to find and keep decent jobs, support their children's education and participate actively in civic life.
GED Classes led by Center for Community Action
Literacy tutor available through CareerLink||Bedford||Saxton Community Library||Saxton Community Library|
|Union-Snyder Community Action Agency - Services for Employment and Education - Families Learning Together||Families Learning Together
Individuals can participate in up to six of the following educational workshops with their children, if applicable*:
Adult Education/GED Classes
Individuals work on achieving the educational goal of their choice and participate in group projects (project-based learning).
Individuals learn and discuss information and topics important in creating a healthy, safe environment for their family.
Individuals learn skills needed to gain successful employment like job search techniques, resume writing, and more.
Financial Literacy workshops help individuals achieve financial independence, get out of debt, get on top of bills, and more.
Early Childhood Classes*
While parents are in their classes on-site, children are learning and playing in an educational environment to stimulate growth and development.
Parent and Child Together (PACT)*
Children have the opportunity to play, read, and do activities with their parents in our early childhood classroom and in their home.
||Snyder||Union-Snyder Community Action Agency - Services for Employment and Education||Union-Snyder Community Action Agency|
|United Way of Berks County - Ready. Set. READ! Program||A community-wide initiative that brings together schools, businesses, organizations and individuals to improve early grade reading success.
The plan will:
- provide support to students who are struggling to be proficient readers
- promote language and pre-literacy development in younger children
- empower parents and caregivers to help their children read, learn and develop
- mobilize the community to take action to improve early grade reading success
Volunteer opportunities include tutoring, special events, clerical/administrative, readers,etc.
||Berks||United Way of Berks County||United Way of Berks County|
|Vita Education Services - Literacy Programs||The Literacy Center of Bucks County offers free one-to-one tutoring, small, groups and classes in the community and at the Bucks County Correctional Facilities to prepare adults to function effectively in their roles as family members, employees and citizens. Our programs are designed to improve skills in basic reading, writing, math, GED preparation and English as a Second Language.
Students are interviewed and evaluated in order to determine individual interests and needs. This information is used to create individualized programs for students. Trained volunteers provide instruction using innovative techniques and multi-media. Video, audio tapes, and computers supplement tutoring sessions.
GED Preparation Classes help students build foundation skills in reading, writing and math to a high school level. Students will become familiar with the new GED test and have an opportunity to practice.
Basic Skills Classes help students improve reading, writing and math skills.
English as a Second Language Classes emphasize Communicative English to help students improve language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
For Adult Learners:
Schedule of Adult Basic Education, GED Preparation and English as a Second Language Classes during the school year.
Find out about Distance Learning.
Get your High School Diploma through the new Adult Diploma Program!
||Bucks||Vita Education Services, Inc. - Bucks; Doylestown||Vita Education Services|