Exciting successes, unprecedented demand

May 11, 2024Articles

Matthew always loved to cook. Pursuing his dream of making people happy through food paid off last year, when he completed a culinary program and was promoted to a management position at his university food-service job. 

Literacy Pittsburgh’s high-school equivalency program helped him get there. “It’s an amazing feeling to think about where I started and where I am now,” Matthew says.   

Demand for classes is increasing at unprecedented levels.  Current enrollment is 22 percent higher than last year and 83 percent higher than three years ago! 
At the same time, there are hundreds of prospective students like Matthew on our waiting list. The demand for our services is at an all-time high, straining our capacity to help these students reach their life goals. 
These students deserve to reach their goals, just as Matthew has. Your gift today will help to enroll these waiting students in classes, purchase books and technology, train volunteer tutors, and provide professional teachers. Most of all, you will ensure that your neighbors will earn a GED credential, gain fluency in English, become U.S. citizens, get better jobs, or help their kids in school. 


Thank you for creating 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 4,000 individuals acquire the skills needed to reach their fullest potential in life and participate productively in their communities. Literacy Pittsburgh provides free, personalized instruction in workforce readiness, high school diploma test preparation, digital literacy, English language learning, math, reading, and family literacy through one-to-one and small class instruction. Founded in 1982, it serves local adults through numerous neighborhood locations and its Downtown Pittsburgh Learning Center.       

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