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

Struggling in your job because you can’t read well or do math? Trying to learn English? Do you want to get your high school diploma? Call today at 215-474-1235, ext 229 to enroll. Learn more >

Change lives! We are looking for volunteers who would like to work with teachers in classes in reading, writing and/or math for either native English speaking students or English as a Second Language (ESL) students. Learn more >

Last year we placed 1,170 students in classes, raised their grade levels, and enrolled them in digital skills and career pathway instruction.  Donate now >

Stories/Announcements

Shaquanda Clemons:

Most thankful for giving her son, Caleb, a future

Read her story in Qwerty Philly here.

Click here to donate to our Annual Appeal


Free Computer Workshops at CFL

CFL offers computer workshops at our Comcast Computer Lab located at 399 Market. For more information view our workshops calendar

Free CFL Classes in Community Schools

CFL is hosting classes in community schools of School District of Philadelphia, under a partnership with Office of Adult Education (OAE), in conjunction with Mayor’s Office of Education, to provide adult education classes. Classes are free and open to the community. CFL classes begin in September and will be held in zip codes 19116, 19131, 19139, 19142, 19148, 19150. Learn more >

Successful Students
Yvette K. Kamimura-Jones: From recovery, to a GED, to a job, to a master’s degree

“I found myself amid other adult learners in small, intimate classes, taught by patient and encouraging teachers who took the time to explain things to me . . . I realized I was in the right place, and I began to believe in myself.” Click here to read Yvette’s full story and more students’ success stories.

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