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.

Beyond Literacy
Provides a range of literacy services (tutoring and classes) to adults and out-of-school youth throughout Philadelphia, including pre-GED, GED, ESL, adult diploma program, and Family Literacy programs.


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 Children and Families (Philadelphia)
Aligns policies, resources and services for families and children.

Adult Education (Philadelphia)

1515 Arch Street, 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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. 

Temple University in Philadelphia Summer Reading Program
Since 2016, Temple University, University College has proudly partnered with the Institute of Reading Development, a nationwide leader in reading instruction, to help students of all ages (Pre-K through 12th grade) build strong reading skills and a lifelong love of books.