Better Lives Through Learning

Literacy Pittsburgh (formerly Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council) helps create better lives through learning. Recognized as a national leader in adult and family literacy, Literacy Pittsburgh is the largest provider of adult basic education in Allegheny and Beaver Counties. Last year, Literacy Pittsburgh helped more than 4,500 individuals acquire reading, writing, math, English language, computer and workforce skills so they may reach their fullest potential in life and participate productively in their communities.

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Student Spotlight: Emmanuel
Emmanuel resettled in the United States after fleeing violence in his home country of the Congo. His immediate goal upon coming to Pittsburgh was to attend college, but he lacked a high school diploma.
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