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Racial justice

Jun 8, 2020 : Articles
Black Lives Matter

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To Literacy Pittsburgh students, tutors, donors and friends -

We share the country’s profound sadness and anger with the murder of George Floyd and so many black and brown people at the hands of those charged to serve and protect.

These crimes result from hundreds of years of racial oppression in the United States. This oppression infects every part of American life. The barriers our students face and the toll inequalities take are the direct result of this history.

Creating a world that is just and fair is the foundation of our work. Every day, we support students in developing their voices as parents, employees, citizens, and neighbors.

Literacy Pittsburgh’s vision and values reflect a desire to create an inclusive community built on trust and respect. To create the community we want takes learning, listening, humility and hard work. We are redoubling our efforts and committing to do all that we can to create a more just world.

In Solidarity,

Carey Harris Signature

Carey A. Harris
Chief Executive Officer

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 5,100 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. Literacy Pittsburgh provides free, personalized instruction in workforce readiness, high school diploma test preparation, English as a second language, basic skills, and family literacy through one-to-one and small class instruction, along with referrals to other family support organizations. Founded in 1982, it serves local adults through numerous neighborhood locations and its Downtown Pittsburgh Learning Center.