Free literacy programs for adults and families

Since 1982, Literacy Pittsburgh has been creating better lives through learning in the greater Pittsburgh area. With the generous support of our local community, students gain economic self-sufficiency and a brighter future for themselves and their families.

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For those who were left behind… for those who just arrived…  Literacy Pittsburgh creates a pathway to the American Dream.

Through one-to-one tutoring and small classes, Literacy Pittsburgh offers a safe and supportive environment for students from around the world and around the corner.

Our adult learners earn a high school credential, learn English, obtain U.S. citizenship, go on to college and better jobs, and improve their reading, writing, math, or computer skills. Our programs for children and families foster a love of learning and create a foundation for success in school. All programs are offered free of charge to individuals in Allegheny County and Beaver County.

Literacy Pittsburgh helps men and women gain the skills and knowledge they need to create a more secure future for themselves and their children. With the encouragement of our staff and volunteers, students increase self-confidence and grow as parents, workers, and neighbors.

Founded in 1982 as an all-volunteer organization, we are now the largest literacy organization in the region, serving 5,000 individuals each year. Literacy Pittsburgh is making a difference for individuals, their children, the workforce, and the greater Pittsburgh region – bringing greater prosperity for us all.

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