Literacy Pittsburgh is beginning to offer increased in-person services to meet student needs. We are following the health guidelines in response to the delta variant and are doing everything we can to protect the health and safety of students, volunteers, and staff. Each member of our professional staff is fully vaccinated. We continue to educate students about the myths and facts of vaccines and will be hosting vaccination opportunities at some Literacy Pittsburgh sites.
In-person instruction has resumed at our Beaver County sites and at partner sites such as Bidwell Training Center and the Builders Guild of Western PA. Class offerings will be available at the Downtown Center and Family Literacy sites in the coming weeks. We will continue to offer remote classes for the foreseeable future. In-person tutor training resumes this month to supplement virtual training. Most tutors and students are meeting virtually, but some are holding in-person lessons if all parties are comfortable and current health guidelines are followed. In July, our staff started a voluntary return to the worksite and will have partial onsite schedules beginning in September.
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 some 5,000 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.