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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: GCFLearnFree.org's mission is to create and provide free quality and innovative online learning opportunities to anyone wishing to improve upon their skills in technology, literacy, and math. The idea is to educate online learners and empower them to have the skills necessary to be successful in both work and life.

Results: Since our inception in 1999, we have helped 14 million learners around the world to further develop their technology, math, and reading skills through free classes and tutorials.

Target demographics: people around the world learn for free

Direct beneficiaries per year: 6.5 million learners

Geographic areas served: education

Programs: free online tutorials and classes geared toward fostering a better understanding of computers, technology, Microsoft Office, social media, math, reading, career planning, and everyday life.

Community Stories

26 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I have a friend who tried taking a course with GCF. When she dropped the course because of difficulties they sent her an email threatening to block her. That us terribly inappropriate.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great product that we promote to our customers here at WorkSource

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

GCFLearnFREE.org has assisted our customers at the job center tremendously. It is easy for them as once there referred to the program they can participate in learning at home or at the job center. The customers have been very happy with the program and have benefited from it by gain better paying jobs. Keep it going, very good for all customers seeking skills and better paying jobs.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

GCFLearnFree.org is often used with our Intensive Job Clubs. Many of our customers need to work on skills related to Microsoft Word, Excel while others may need general assistance with learning to use an smart phone or everyday math. GCFLF is the site we always send customers to because it is so very beneficial in so many ways! Keep up the great work and website!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The free courses offered by gcflearnfree change lives through education!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a huge fan of GCFLearnFree.org. I can't tell you how many customers my staff and I have referred to this site over the years to strengthen their computer skills, so they can be more marketable in the labor force; countless individuals. And the feedback and genuine appreciation we hear when we see them the next time is truly priceless. It's almost like the self-esteem is off the charts. Thank you for such an invaluable resource for our customers and more so, our community!

Client Served

Rating: 5

GCFLearnFree is an inspiration! We asked for some in depth training for our staff and they responded immediately by setting up a remote training showing us all the new bells and whistles available. We have recommended GCF to job seeking clients for years and we now have several other tools available for teaching classes to our clients. They are super approachable, responsive and dedicated to helping others. I don't know of any better traits than these.

Rob_28

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

They have been a huge help with the customers we serve, and it sure takes a load off of us not having to search all over the Internet to find free training! Thank you so much!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This site has been a GREAT tool for us to use with job seekers. When the economy changed in 2008, we saw more and more people needing to change careers and they didn't have the skills to do that. Gcflearnfree.org allowed us to point our customers to a free site to learn skills needed in today's job market. Thank you so much for helping us help our customers!!

Rob
Helena Job Service

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

GCFLearnFree gives our clients a free online option to improve their skills and confidence. We also offer it to staff members who want to build specific software skills. It's an important resource for us and one that is accessible, easy to use and current.

Candace Moody, CareerSource Northeast Florida

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization has done amazing work in helping break the digital divide for adult learners. We use their website extensively and promote their resources to all of the adult educators in Texas. I highly recommend GCFLearnFree to anyone who is looking to better their own skills or the skills of their learners.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work with job seekers as a government employee. It can be a challenge to educate folks on today's technology when it continues to change/advance so fast. Teaching a class with people who have a diverse-level of skills can feel overwhelming. That is why I LOVE GCFLearnFree.org - it does the teaching for me so I can then facilitate and help those who have a need. As an educator, I love seeing folks who can learn something new... at their level, at their pace! If there is anything I can ever do for GCFLearnFree.org, they have my support! JB

Volunteer

Rating: 5

GCFLearnFree.org has been a wonderful tutorial website for a number of my questions. Simple, clear and easy to follow. I can now understand Microsoft Office. YAY!! My boss will be impressed on Monday. Boom!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GCFLEARNFREE.ORG allowed me to differentiate instruction for my students while learning new skills and earning certification in Microsoft Office 2013.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our school is recovering from the lost of its academic materials including books and laptops because of a flood in the past year. And since it is an extension ministry of our church, it is driven by service and love, not profit. And so, as I volunteer of our school, I searched for free learning materials regarding the use of Computers and its components. What makes GCFLearnFree.org is that their materials are professionally prepared. They even have colorful relevant pictures and videos all over their material, which they've painstakingly and meticulously prepared by them. And they're free; free for all, forever, as they promised. Now, underserved students can now be parted with the necessary knowledge. Thank you GCFLearnFree.org! God bless you all!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I teach computers to adults in a public library. GCF LearnFree is my favorite resource to recommend. Excellent, easy to follow tutorials are available for Microsoft Office and so much more. I have learned from it as well, taking all of the online classes that are available. Keep up the great work!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Dress for Success Triangle, which helps women achieve self-sufficiency, uses this site frequently. Whenever we have a woman who is interested in enhancing her computer skills- whether it be operating systems, or using computers in general, we refer her to this site.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been using GCFLearnFree for the last week to obtain Microsoft Office certifications. The information is presented in a very accessible way, and the tests are a great way to gauge your progress. This is a valuable service to the public, and I am very grateful to have discovered them. I am a mid-level professional using this site to brush up on my skills.

Mark129

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I love GCFLearnFree. we use it constantly at the homeless center where I volunteer.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

GCFLearnFree and GCFAprendeLibre are great assets to any organization or individual who wants to advance skill levels in a variety of areas. It is an amazing free resource of tremendous high quality.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a manager of a not for profit community based training centre in Perth, Western Australia, I have recommended GCFlearn Free site to our students and staff. Our clients are from disadvantaged backgrounds, senior citizens and people from non English speaking backgrounds. The GCFLearn site is easy to navigate and uncomplicated . The many many tutorials are well written and relevant for today's learning and technology. GCFLEARN has added value to our training and enhanced the learning and skills of our community. Thank you GCFLEARN and I hope you get the recognion you so greatly deserve to encourage your wonderful volunteers and writers to produce high quality training modules for a long time to come. Carol Andrews Manager WESTN Inc, 21f Endeavour Road, HILLARYS, WA 6025