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. Our programs have a significant economic impact on the region by taking students from learning to earning, and helping them gain economic self-sufficiency. Our students become better parents, workers, and citizens.
Adult Basic Education
Helps students boost their reading, writing, and math skills so they may reach their personal and professional goals.
High School Equivalency Exam Preparation
Offers free classes to help students study the exam’s five subject areas, learn test-taking tips and strategies, and take either the GED® or HiSET® exam.
Helps students access postsecondary training, explore job opportunities, prepare for career placement tests, and fill high-demand positions that offer a solid career path and a family-sustaining wage.
English as a Second Language
Helps foreign-born students learn the English language, improve their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills, prepare for the citizenship exam, and navigate day-to-day life in a new city and culture.
Immigrant Services and Connections
Makes it easier for new immigrants to Allegheny County find the help and they need through service coordination, assistance, and referral support.
Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring
Improves students’ reading ability, academic performance, and attitudes about learning to make a profound difference in the lives of high-need children.