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Programs that provide reading and writing instruction for individuals of all ages who are unable to read or write at a functional level. Some programs interpret literacy more broadly and also help people develop speaking, computation and problem solving skills with the objective of ensuring that they develop levels of proficiency they will need to become self sufficient and function well in society.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Adult Literacy ProgramService Small group and one-on-one instruction provided by instructors and trained tutorsCumberlandEmployment Skills CenterEmployment Skills Center
Altoona Area School District Family Literacy ProgramThe 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.BlairAltoona Area School District Family Literacy ProgramAltoona Area School District
ARIN Intermediate Unit 28 Adult Literacy ProgramsProvides one to one and small group instruction to individuals that cannot read.IndianaCenter for EducationARIN Intermediate Unit 28
Blair County Library System Adult Literacy - Altoona Area Public LibraryAdult literacy programs.BlairAltoona Area Public LibraryBlair County Library System
Blair County Literacy Council Adult LiteracyAdult literacy programs.BlairBlair County Literacy CouncilBlair County Literacy Council
Cambria Library Association Youth Literacy ProgramsChildren's story times, children's play area, educational computer games, books.CambriaCambria Library Association Literacy ProgramsCambria Library Association
Central Pennsylvania Literacy CouncilTrains 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.CumberlandCentral Pennsylvania Literacy Council Inc.Central Pennsylvania Literacy Council Inc.
Christ Centered Community Church Literacy program.CambriaChrist Centered Community Church Literacy ProgramsChrist Centered Community Church
Greensburg YMCA Education and Employment TrainingProvides adult literacy programs, GED preparation and job trainingWestmorelandGreensburg YMCA Education and Employment TrainingGreensburg YMCA
Intermediate Unit 1 Literacy ProgramsOffers instruction in reading and literacy.FayetteIntermediate Unit 1Intermediate Unit 1
Lending LibraryMembers are able to borrow materials from a mobile lending libraryDauphinHearing Loss Association of the Capital RegionHearing Loss Association of the Capital Region
Literacy Council of Reading - One-on-One TutoringAdults 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.BerksLiteracy Council of Reading - The Joan M. Breisch Adult Learning Center-BerksLiteracy Council of Reading - Berks
Literacy Pittsburgh - AlleghenyOffers one-to-one and small-group instruction in basic reading, writing, computer instruction and math to out-of-school adults. Other services include high school equivalency (GED or HiSET) classes, job preparation assistance, U.S. citizenship classes, and English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction. GPLC is a HiSET test site. AlleghenyLiteracy PittsburghLiteracy Pittsburgh
Literacy Pittsburgh - BeaverOffers one-to-one and small-group instruction in basic reading, writing, and math to out-of-school adults. Other services include preparation for the high school equivalency diploma (GED or HiSET), job preparation assistance, and English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction. BeaverLiteracy PittsburghLiteracy Pittsburgh
National Institute for LiteracyProvides 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 LiteracyNational Institute for Literacy
Panther Valley Public LibraryLending library. Literacy and learning center provides one on one tutoring. Offers summer programs. CarbonPanther Valley Public LibraryPanther Valley Public Library
Pennsylvania Adult Literacy - Central Intermediate Unit #10 - Clinton CountyLiteracy program for adults.ClintonCentral Intermediate Unit #10 - Development Center for Adults - Clinton CountyCentral 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).PerryPerry County Literacy CouncilPerry County Literacy Council
Private Industry Council of Westmoreland Fayette - Adult Education ClassesProvides adult education classesWestmorelandAdult Education ClassesPrivate Industry Council of Westmoreland Fayette
ProJeCt of Easton - Adult and Family Literacy ProgramsOffers 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. NorthamptonProJeCt of EastonProJeCt 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: Biligual Services Job Services Referral for Aid Parent Education Programs Legal Aid Immigration AssistanceFranklinThe Chambersburg Hispanic American CenterChambersburg Hispanic American Center
Saxton Community Library Adult Literacy ProgramProgram 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 CareerLinkBedfordSaxton Community LibrarySaxton Community Library
Union-Snyder Community Action Agency - Services for Employment and Education - Families Learning TogetherFamilies 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). Parenting Classes Individuals learn and discuss information and topics important in creating a healthy, safe environment for their family. Employment Skills Individuals learn skills needed to gain successful employment like job search techniques, resume writing, and more. Financial Literacy 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. SnyderUnion-Snyder Community Action Agency - Services for Employment and EducationUnion-Snyder Community Action Agency
United Way of Berks County - Ready. Set. READ! ProgramA 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. BerksUnited Way of Berks CountyUnited Way of Berks County
Vita Education Services - Literacy ProgramsThe 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! BucksVita Education Services, Inc. - Bucks; DoylestownVita Education Services

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