Center for Literacy:
Unleashing the Power of Literacy to Improve Lives

Are you struggling in your job because you can’t read well or do math? Are you trying to learn English? Do you want to get your high school diploma? Call today at 215-474-1235, ext 229. We’ll get you enrolled in classes and on your way to a better job or an education. Learn more >

Experience the deep pleasure of watching people’s lives change as they learn to read. We are looking for volunteers who would like to teach either native English speaking students or English as a Second Language (ESL) students in reading, writing and/or math.
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We helped 1300 students last year raise their grade levels, pass citizenship tests and prepare for better jobs. 100 volunteers spent 4900 hours coaching students. Donate now >

Blog from the CEO


Nov 2017

Surprises When Reading Your Electric Bill

Center for Literacy’s tag line is “Learning for Life.” You are probably wondering what that means to the adults who come to us, asking us to help them to learn how to read or do math, or speak English.  This might sound strange to you, but I thought about this as I studied my electric bill....

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At CFL’s “Tutor All-Star Celebration,” Xingxing Zhang thanked her tutor, Pam Anderson, for preparing her to pass her citizenship test and Rose Hopkins thanked her tutor, Don Simmons, for teaching her how to read.  more

Paige Berry’s biggest struggle in life is her “little voice,” that takes her back to the past when she was addicted to drugs and lost her confidence. Now she is a CFL student and is on her way to get her GED®.  more

Successful Students
Luis Colon: An Appetite for Education

After a rough start in life, Luis received his GED® from CFL in 2008, then he went on to get his master’s degree in social work from Temple University, and later his license in social work. Now he has a job as a recovery guide with NHS, working with individuals with mental and intellectual disabilities. Click here to see more students’ success stories.

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