GPLC Literacy*AmeriCorps

GPLC Literacy*AmeriCorps is a national service program that mobilizes volunteers to take action in their communities. Literacy*AmeriCorps volunteers, or “members,” tutor students, both adults and youth, recruit community volunteers, participate in service projects, and help strengthen local literacy organizations. Literacy*AmeriCorps is administered by Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

The mission of Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) is to ensure that adults and families acquire reading, writing, math, English language, workforce skills, and computer skills so they may reach their fullest potential in life and participate productively in their community. Each year, GPLC helps several thousand individuals and families across Allegheny County through adult education programs and GED test prep classes. GPLC specializes in basic literacy programs for adults, helping individuals earn a GED, increase their employment options, or even simply read to their children.  GPLC programs not only provide adult students with basic communication skills, they also help prepare participants for the job market by emphasizing computer skills.



GPLC has adopted the following corporate values:

  • We are advocates for the needs of our students.
  • We treat students with dignity and compassion.
  • We celebrate diversity.
  • We provide a supportive work environment that fosters professional growth.
  • We practice continuous program improvement.
  • We focus on our core competencies rather than trying to be all things to all people.
  • We maintain financial stability through disciplined financial management.
  • We are a leader in the field and a premier provider of services.

 GPLC AmeriCorps* final report