Literacy Pittsburgh continually looks for ways to reduce barriers to learning and support our students in their next steps. This summer we created a Student Services Department to oversee the delivery and coordination of non-academic assistance for Literacy Pittsburgh students, including career services, human service navigation, and other supports that reduce barriers to learning. The focus will be on developing and implementing plans for new and enhanced services.
Rebecca Gamble has been named the new Director of Student Services. Rebecca has been the Squirrel Hill/Oakland Program Coordinator since early 2022. Prior to joining Literacy Pittsburgh, Rebecca had been the Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program, the Assistant Director of the Community Assistance and Refugee Resettlement Program at Northern Area Multi-Service Center, the Director of the Heartwood Institute, and the supervisor of student teachers at Duquesne University, in addition to many different teaching roles. Rebecca has significant experience in building programs and in providing services to clients and students. She is excited to begin this new role and enhance supportive services that lead to student success.
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.