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Local Literacy Resources

Center for Literacy
Provides a range of literacy services (tutoring and classes) to adults and out-of-school youth throughout Philadelphia and Delaware Counties, including pre-GED, GED, ESL, adult diploma program, and Family Literacy programs.
399 Market Street, Suite 201
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Free Library of Philadelphia
Libraries located throughout Philadelphia provide a variety of child, teen, and adult reading programs including GED. Books Aloud! programs for parents and teachers run October-June.
1901 Vine St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Office of Adult Education (formerly Mayor’s Commission on Literacy)
Provides referrals for adults to literacy programs that offer adult basic education, ESL, GED, and Family Literacy services. Callers can find programs at a time and place convenient to them..

990 Spring Garden Street
Third Floor, Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education
Works to ensure that Pennsylvania adults who want to improve reading, writing, math, and other literacy skills have access to quality programs. Website includes news, program locator, and resources for program administrators, teachers and prospective students.

Reach Out and Read National Center Resource Center
Tips for parents and primary care doctors/nurse practitioners

Read by 4th
Philadelphia’s citywide campaign to ensure children can read on grade-level by the time they enter the grade. The Campaign offers tips and resources for parents and families.

“Many of the families we see are looking for help with their own reading but have a hard time figuring out where to go. Linking families to local resources is an important part of what I do every day.”

— Dan Taylor, D.O., a Reach Out and Read Greater Philadelphia pediatrician