Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council
Rating: 4.88 stars 98 reviews
Location: 411 Seventh Ave., Ste. 550 Pittsburgh PA 15219 USA
Direct beneficiaries per year: GPLC provided services to approximately 4,600 students in 2012.
Geographic areas served: Allegheny County
Programs: 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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I have been a member of the Advisory Board for many years and have the utmost faith in the leadership and work of GPLC. They know what needs to be done, and they DO it.
Being able to read is one of God's greatest gifts to man. Whether born in an English-speaking country or learning English as a foreigner, the ability to read will enriches every aspect of life.
Any person who is lucky enough to be taken under the wing of GPLC is lucky indeed and will be forever grateful.
Patricia Prattis Jennings
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Not a thing.