Literacy Programs

Local Literacy Resources

Are you looking for reliable, up-to-date information about resources in the Philadelphia area for children and families? Cap4Kids will help you find many community agencies that exist to improve or enhance the lives of children, teens and families.

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 Street
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 fourth grade. The Campaign offers tips and resources for parents and families.

Philly Reading Coaches (PRC)
Combines early reading support, access to books, and community volunteers to boost reading skills for our city’s children. The program works by pairing trained volunteers with young students – kindergarten through 3rd grade, and by providing fun and child-guided reading experiences that help build reading skills and motivation.