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Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council

Rating: 4.89 stars   114 reviews 6,744


411 Seventh Ave., Ste. 550 Pittsburgh PA 15219 USA


The mission of Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council is better lives through learning.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

GPLC provided services to approximately 4,300 students in 2015.

Geographic areas served:

Allegheny County


   More than 135,000 adults in our area lack the reading, writing or math skills needed to read a utility bill, complete a job application, read a note from a child’s teacher or understand the instructions on a prescription bottle.   Through GPLC’s Adult Basic Education programs, men and women receive free instruction in reading, writing, math, GED preparation, health literacy, computers and workforce skills.  Some students work one-on-one with volunteer tutors and others are enrolled in classroom instruction.   They come to gain the skills they need to move off welfare, obtain jobs that allow them to support their families, make more informed health decisions, encourage their own children in school, and vote for the first time among many other accomplishments. 

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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

gplc is great place to learn to read,write n speck english for an immigrant like me.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was looking for a school that could help me to get my GED , my husband went on line to search and we found a few but GPLC was the one that could work with my hours that I work ,was I happy about that, so I started and they are all wonderful people that give to us so that we could attain good in our education , so I am greatful to GPLC for all that they do especial my teacher MR Luke he have help me so much , Thank you for helping GPLC so that they can helps us to go further in life...

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Rating: 5 stars  

i came to GPLC to get my ged i love coming here so i can lean what i have not in high school my teacher here is a great help with what i have to learn math,reading and writing and its a experince here hopefully i get my ged im doing this to show my son if u use ur mind u can do anything u want to do

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Rating: 5 stars  

I learn many useful thing like math to me to understand about taxes.I will able to recognize on sale discounts and figure how much I need when I go to the store to buy that item.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I started coming to the GPLC in early spring to obtain my GED. I didn't have much hope because other programs I joined had failed. The instructors just didn't seem to really care. It was my older cousin who pointed me in the direction of the GPLC, and I'm thankful she did. I've only been apart of the program for a month and I've already seen improvement in my math skills. My instructor is helpful in a way others were not and I'm sure that with her help I'll be getting my GED in no time. I'm very happy with my choice to attend the GPLC's GED prep program.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a GP>C student and my name is Tommy L. Lee. My age is 70 and my instructor was Mrs. Baron, she was more then qualified to help us in every way. But as a result, she had to move on! However, Ms. Rue became our next instructor, she gets a one on one closeness with all of her students. Furthermore, my experience before I cam to GPLC, I would struggle with my math and other subjects this is a worse case scenario. After being with GPLC, I have a greater success rate, I credit Mrs. Baron and Ms. Rue for my improvement. There are new students young and old enrolled at GPlC. People from other countries enrolled. So please support this non-profit agency.

Sincerely yours, Tommy L. Lee

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Rating: 5 stars  

Gplc is a great place if you're looking to get your G.E.D , although it offers so much more. With amazing teaching staff and advisors you will learn not only the things needed to obtain your G.E.D ,but also learn where you wanna be in life and the steps needed to get there. My experience here at Gplc has been nothing short of amazing. I've learned so much not only about education but also about myself. I would highly recommend anyone looking to further their education to look into Gplc.

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Rating: 5 stars  

GPLC is a great program for anybody trying to get their G.E.D. or their life on track staff is friendly and professional .The class scheduling is very flexible. I am very happy and satisfied with my time here.

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Rating: 5 stars  

GPLC far exceeded my expectations in helping me to receive my GED. I thought I wouldn't be able to do it, but I did. Thank you all for our help.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My Name is Jaquin , GPLC School is helping me get my GED. My Experience here at GPLC is really great! My Teacher is amazing . She help's me understand everything I need to know on what's going to be on the GED test. Thank you GPLC for giving me a second chance on life.

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