Provider Directory THE. Adult Basic & Literacy Education Services in Pennsylvania

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1 THE Provider Directory Adult Basic & Literacy Education Services in Pennsylvania Including Literacy, ABE, GED, ESL, Workplace, Family Literacy/Even Start, State Correctional Institutions, Pennsylvania Literacy Corps, Professional Development Centers, GED Test Centers, and more COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA Mark Schweiker, Governor DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Charles B. Zogby, Secretary Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) Cheryl L. Keenan, Director This book is a result of a project developed by Project AXIS, Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13, with support from the U.S. Department of Education through the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education; however, the opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the positions or policies of the U.S. Department of Education, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, or Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13, and no official endorsement should be inferred. 1

2 The Provider Directory Adult Basic and Literacy Education Services in Pennsylvania Copyright 2001 by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Produced by Project AXIS (Adult education express Intercommunication Support) Lanaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 under Workforce Investment Act, Title II, State Leadership Activity Tana Reiff, Project Coordinator/Editor Copies of this book, while supplies last, are available from: Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education Pennsylvania Department of Education 333 Market Street, 12th Floor Harrisburg, PA (717) The Provider Directory is also online at paadulted.org. 2

3 Contents About the Listings...4 Guide to Services Provided...4 Agencies funded under the Workforce Investment Act or Act Abington Free Library...5 ACLAMO...5 Adult Literacy Action...5 Penn State University Beaver Campus...5 Adult Literacy Center of the Lehigh Valley...5 Adult Literacy Lawrence County...6 Alle-Kiski Learning Center...6 Allegheny Intermediate Unit Adult English as a Second Language...6 Altoona Area School District...6 ARIN IU Asian Social Service...7 Bayard Taylor Library Adult Literacy Program...7 Bedford County Literacy Council...7 Bidwell Training Center...7 Blair County Literacy Council...7 Bradford County Action, Inc....8 Bradford-Wyoming County Literacy Program...8 Bucks County Community College...8 Bucks County Intermediate Unit...8 Butler County Community College,...8 Adult Literacy Program...8 Carbon County AVTS...9 Carlisle Area OIC, Inc....9 Carlisle Area School District...9 Carlow College, Office of Community Education...9 Catholic Charities...9 Center for Alternative Learning Center for Literacy Central Intermediate Unit #10 Development Ctr. for Adults. 10 Central Intermediate Unit Family Services Central Pennsylvania Literacy Council Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit CHANCES Chester Charter School Chester County Intermediate Unit Chester County OIC Chester Upland School District Clarion County Literacy Council Commonwealth Technical Institute-Hiram G. Andrews Center12 Community Action, Inc Community Action Southwest Community College of Allegheny County Community College of Philadelphia Community Learning Center Community Services For Children Community Women s Education Project CORPP, Inc Crawford Central School District Crawford County Literacy Council, Inc. (Crawford County READ Program) Cumberland Valley School District Dauphin County Prison Delaware County Community College Delaware County Intermediate Unit Delaware County Literacy Council District 1199C Training Dr. Gertrude A. Barber Center Family Services of Butler Memorial Hospital Employment and Training, Inc Erie City School District - Erie Adult Learning Center Fayette County Community Action Focus on Renewal Sto-Rox Neighborhood Corp Forbes Road Career and Technology Center Free Library of Philadelphia, Reader Development Program Greater Erie Community Action Committee (GECAC) Genesis II Inc Goodwill Industries of Pittsburgh Greater Johnstown AVTS Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council Grove City Area Literacy Council Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg School District - Adult Education Program Harrisburg State Hospital Hatboro-Horsham School District Hispanic American Council Huntingdon County Child & Adult Development Corp IHM Center for Literacy and GED Program Indian Valley Opportunity Center Indochinese American Council Intermediate Unit # Jefferson-Clarion Head Start Korean Community Development Service Center La Comunidad Hispana Lackawanna College Lancaster Lebanon Intermediate Unit Learning Connection at Northwestern Human Services.. 21 Lehigh Carbon Community College Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Lincoln Intermediate Unit Literacy Center of Bucks County, VITA Literacy Council of Lancaster-Lebanon, LVA Literacy Council of Mercer County, Inc Literacy Council of Norristown Literacy Council of Reading-Berks Literacy Council of Venango County Lutheran Settlement House Luzerne County Community College/Adult Learners Training and Assistance Program Luzerne County IU Lycoming County Literacy Project Mansfield University Marywood University Mayor s Commission on Literacy McKeesport Area School District Mercer County Career Center

4 Metropolitan Career Center Mid-State Literacy Council Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV Mifflin County Literacy Program Montgomery County Intermediate Unit New World Association Norristown Area School District Northampton Community College Northern Tier Community Action Corp Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit Pennsylvania School for the Deaf Partners for ESL Partners in Family and Community Development Penncrest School District Perry County Literacy Council Philadelphia OIC Philadelphia School District Pittsburgh City School District - Connelley Technical Institute and Adult Education Center Pittsburgh City School District Private Industry Council of Westmoreland and Fayette.. 28 Programs Employing People ProJect of Easton Puerto Rican Organizing Committee Reading Area Community College Reading School District Renewal Inc Ridley School District Riverview IU St. Vincent s Learning Lab School District of Lancaster Schuylkill Intermediate Unit Schuylkill County Literacy Council SCOLA Scranton School District Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit Somerset County Technology Center South Allegheny School District/Mon Valley Collaboration Project Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition, Inc. (SEAMAAC) Southwest PA Area Labor-Management Committee Program Locator Map Stairways Behavioral Health: Educational Program State College Area School District Susquehanna County Literacy Program Temple University - Center for Social Policy & Community Development Temple University - CRHDE Titusville Area School District Tri County OIC Tunkhannock Area School District Tuscarora Intermnediate Unit Adult Education/ Lewistown CareerLink Tutors of Literacy in the Commonwealth Union-Snyder Office of Human Resources Venango Technology Center Volunteer English Program In Chester County Volunteers of America PA, Inc Washington School District Wayne/Pike Adult Literacy Program West Chester Area School District Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf Williamsport Area School District Women s Association for Women s Alternatives (WAWA). 37 Won Community Service Center York City School District YMCA of Philadelphia/Philadelphia Adult Education Network (PAEN) York County School of Technology YWCA of Pottstown Consolidated Agencies...39 Family Literacy Providers...40 Even Start Providers...42 Adult State Correctional Institutions...44 Pennsylvania Literacy Corps...45 Regional Professional Development Centers (PDCs). 47 State Literacy Resource Center (SLRC)...48 Institutes at The Pennsylvania State University GED Test Centers in Pennsylvania...49 ABLE Bureau Advisor Assignments...51 ABLE Bureau Staff Addresses Regional Program Locator...52 Northwest Central-Northeast Southwest South-Central Southeast Philadelphia Grantees Index...63 About the Listings Agency profiles are derived from information provided by the agencies themselves to Project AXIS in the fall of 2001 or from prior listings. To locate programs, please refer to the map on pp or the index on pp Listings are as accurate as possible, at press time, based on information provided. We regret any inconvenience caused by inadvertent errors. Guide to Services Provided Literacy: basic reading instruction ABE: Adult Basic Education GED: preparation for the Tests of General Education Development ESL: English as a Second Language Workplace: adult education in conjunction with employers Family Literacy/Even Start: intergenerational learning environment 4

5 Providers A Agencies funded under the Workforce Investment Act or Act 143 Alphabetical listing of all ABLE-funded agencies in Pennsylvania, Abington Free Library 1030 Old York Road Abington, PA Phone: (215) Fax: (215) Contact: Marlyn Cohen, ABE Program Director Services: Literacy ABE GED ESL Workplace Family Literacy/Even Start No. of students: 155 No. of paid staff: 4 No. of volunteers: 162 Program locations: Abington Free Library Two ESL classes Rydal Park Retirement Community Workplace Counties in which program operates: Montgomery Description of program: An adult literacy program for adults 17 and older in need of reading, writing, math, spelling, and English language for foreign-born students. One-on-one tutoring and classes for writing, ESL, book discussion, family literacy, and math. Pre-GED help is available. ACLAMO 512 W. Marshall St. Norristown, PA Contact: Justin Fink Phone: (215) Services: Even Start Adult Literacy Action Penn State University Beaver Campus 336 College Avenue Beaver, PA Phone: (724) Fax: (724) Contact: Nancy Woods, Director, Adult Literacy Action Website: Services: Literacy ABE GED ESL Workplace Family Literacy/Even Start Languages spoken by staff: Greek, Spanish, Chinese, Croatian, Hungarian, Slav, Italian No. of students: 800 No. of paid staff: 30 No. of volunteers: 50 Program locations: Penn State Beaver, Monaca CareerLink, Beaver Falls Trinity Lutheran Church, New Brighton LinMar Terrace, Aliquippa Gateway Rehab Center, Aliquippa Beaver Co. Jail, Hopewell Community College of Beaver Co., Monaca Counties in which program operates: Beaver Description of program: Adult Literacy Action of PSU Beaver has been a part of the Beaver County community since Our mission is to teach basic literacy and life skills to educationally disadvantaged adults. ALA serves a broad spectrum of adults in the community, including, but not limited to, the following: welfare-to-work clients, housing project residents, workforce and family literacy participants, ESOL students, drug and alcohol rehabilitation clients, county jail inmates, and local CareerLink clients. Our program employs several certified teachers and also utilizes trained volunteer tutors. Over the years, ALA has received national recognition for its literacy efforts. Adult Literacy Center of the Lehigh Valley 801 Hamilton Mall Suite 201 Allentown, PA Phone: (610) Fax: (610) Contact: Dr. Linda V. McCrossan, Executive Director Services: Literacy ABE GED ESL Other services of agency: Referral to and from other educational, training programs, outreach to workplaces, welfare, school system, student assessment Languages spoken by staff: Croatian, Hungarian, Portuguese, Russian No. of students: 1250 No. of paid staff: 24 No. of volunteers: 135 Program locations: Public schools, community-based organizations, churches, businesses Counties in which program operates: Lehigh, Northampton Description of program: Since 1977, ALC has invested in the creation of a literate Lehigh Valley providing high-quality, neighborhood-based adult education and community enhancement programs. Through these programs, ALC improves the quality of life and strengthens the skills of community members, parents and members of the workforce. The Center s programs are gateways to better jobs and other educational opportunities. Collaborating with employers, school districts, and community agencies, the Center increases the literacy, English language and educational skills of the underemployed, parents, and community members. Last year, students were employed by over 275 businesses in the Lehigh Valley. Educational delivery systems include one-to-one instruction, classrooms and video-based distance education in ESL. Last year, we had an enrollment of 1,250. Currently an EFF pilot site. 5

6 Adult Literacy Lawrence Co. Adult Literacy Lawrence County 125 East North Street Suite 306 New Castle, PA Phone: (724) Fax: (724) Contact: Marcia S. Anderson, Director Services: Literacy ABE GED ESL Family Literacy/Even Start Other services of agency: Computer Literacy, Parenting Resources, Family Choices (family literacy), CareerLink Adult Education Classes Languages spoken by staff: Spanish, French No. of students: 175 No. of paid staff: 10 No. of volunteers: 25 Program locations: Lawrence County CareerLink, LARK Enterprises, Lawrence County Corrections, Lawrence County Learning Center, Rescue Mission, Agency offices Counties in which program operates: Lawrence Description of program: ALLC Choices is a community-based organization with a mission to provide services to those residents of Lawrence County who lack or have limited literacy skills. Services include one-to-one tutoring, adult basic education classes/small groups, ESL tutoring and classes, family literacy, computer literacy, and a parent resource center. The agency partners with the city school district and the Lawrence County Learning Center in technology projects and coordinates family literacy collaboratives, Family Choices, with the New Castle School District, Ellwood City School District, Lawrence County Head Start, and various community agencies including Penn State Extension that provide related parenting activities to staff and clients alike. A networked computer lab is equipped with Macintosh computers and is available daily for learners, staff, and community members. In addition, the agency utilizes labs at the local Learning Center and the school district. Alle-Kiski Learning Center 1711 Fifth Avenue Arnold, PA Phone: (724) Fax: (724) Contact: Mary J. Jendrey, ABE Program Director Website: AKValley.com/AKLC Services: Literacy ABE GED ESL Workplace Family Literacy/Even Start Other services of agency: Job readiness, daily living skills, career development No. of students: 230 No. of paid staff: 8 No. of volunteers: 35 Counties in which program operates: Westmoreland, Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler Description of program: The Alle-Kiski Learning Center is a nonprofit educational facility. We offer quality education in areas of basic literacy, GED preparation, ESL, family literacy, daily living skills, and job readiness to adults 17 years and older who reside in the Alle-Kiski Valley. We also provide these services to local minimum-security prisons and group homes. We provide service through use of professional staff and trained volunteers. Allegheny Intermediate Unit - Adult English as a Second Language 1401 Forbes Avenue, Suite 225 Forbes Stevenson Building Pittsburgh, PA Phone: (412) Fax: (412) Contact: Danis Kubiak, Program Coordinator Services: Literacy ESL Workplace Languages spoken by staff: Spanish, French No. of students: 1200 No. of paid staff: 20 No. of volunteers: 10 Program locations: The Central learning center is located in downtown/uptown Pittsburgh. Satellite class sites are located in Oakland and Baldwin/Whitehall. Counties in which program operates: Allegheny Description of program: Program seeks to help any non-english speaking person, refugee, foreign student, temporary visitor, or employee or spouses of foreign employees to learn American English. Program enrolls approximately 1,200 students from 50 different countries each year. Instruction focuses on teaching daily living skills. Students who complete the required number of hours receive a Certificate of Achievement at the end of the school year. Open-entry program with continuous registration running from September to May. Altoona Area School District th Avenue Altoona, PA Phone: (814) Fax: (814) , (814) Contact: Jerry Valeri, Director Federal Projects Services: Literacy ABE GED ESL Family Literacy/Even Start Other services of agency: Dept. Public Welfare SPOC Rapid Attachment; free computer classes No. of students: 900 No. of paid staff: 34 No. of volunteers: 80 Counties in which program operates: Blair, Cambria, Bedford, Clearfield, Huntingdon Description of program: Provides basic literacy and employability readiness classes. ARIN IU W. Pike Indiana, PA Phone: (724) Fax: (724) Contact: Beth Duncan, Adult Programs Coordinator; Tom Dyniec, Even Start Services: Literacy ABE GED ESL Workplace Family Literacy/Even Start Other services of agency: Educational testing for community and government-based agencies. Contracted educational services to CareerLinks. No. of students: 500 No. of paid staff: 29 No. of volunteers: 100 6

7 Providers A-B Blair County Literacy Council Program locations: Satellite locations: Chevy Chase Community Center, Cambria-Rowe Business College, Vale Tech Campus, Apollo-Ridge Middle School, Dayton Elementary School, Ford Memorial United Methodist, Kittanning Senior High School, Belmont Complex Armstrong County Jail Indiana County Jail ICW, Inc. Eastern Orthodox Foundation Progressive Workshop Counties in which program operates: Armstrong, Indiana Description of program: ARIN Intermediate Unit 28 has been providing Adult Basic Education for 21 years to residents of Armstrong and Indiana Counties. These programs have included: General Education Development (GED), Adult Basic Education (ABE), English as a Second Language (ESL), Institutional ABE/ GED, ABE Instruction in Homeless Shelters, Workforce Literacy, Adults to Work, CDL Training, one-to-one tutoring in Adult Literacy Programs, Even Start, and Act 143 Family Literacy in both counties. During a typical program year the Adult Education and Family Literacy Programs will serve approximately 400 students and 70 families at centers and homes within the two largely rural counties. Asian Social Service 1719 Morris Street Philadelphia, PA Phone: (215) Fax: (215) Contact: Rev. Joseph Dinh Cong Huyn, ABE Program Director Services: ESL No. of students: 150 No. of paid staff: 5 No. of volunteers: 15 Program locations: Classes held at St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School. Counties in which program operates: Philadelphia Description of program: The ASSC is serving the refugee and immigrant Asian population. The ASSC is a provider of ESL in South Philadelphia. The ASSC conducts classes in ESOL three nights a week. Since its inception in 1989 the center has served over 3500 students. Bayard Taylor Library Adult Literacy Program 216 East State Street P.O. Box 730 Kennett Square, PA Phone: (610) Fax: (610) Contact: Susan Calio, Coordinator and Alice Peters, Supervisor Website: Services: Literacy ABE GED ESL Workplace Languages spoken by staff: Spanish No. of students: 340 No. of paid staff: 7 No. of volunteers: 185 Program locations: Bayard Taylor Library Kennett Presbyterian Church Kennett Middle School Counties in which program operates: Chester Description of program: The Adult Literacy Program offers free one-on-one and classroom instruction in literacy and ESL to adults in southern Chester County. Trained volunteer tutors address the learning needs and goals of individuals and schedule tutoring at convenient times and locations. ESL classes are held in the daytime and also in the evening. Adults may enter the program at any time. Bedford County Literacy Council Chestnut Ridge High School 2588 Quaker Valley Road New Paris, PA Phone: (814) Fax: (814) Contact: Cynthia M. Intihar, Coordinator Services: Literacy ABE GED Workplace Family Literacy/Even Start Other services of agency: Courses in driver s education No. of students: 60 No. of paid staff: 5 No. of volunteers: 25 Program locations: Chestnut Ridge Senior High School Counties in which program operates: Bedford Description of program: Provides assessment, educational counseling, and tutoring for disadvantaged adults in need of literacy skills to become functional and successful in life. Program provides tutor training and in-services for volunteers. Program is organized and operated by high school students who serve as office volunteers or work on committees. Bidwell Training Center 1815 Metropolitan Street Pittsburgh, PA Phone: (412) Fax: (412) Contact: Josifani Moyo, ABE Program Director Services: Literacy ABE GED Other services of agency: Vocational training center No. of students: 250 No. of paid staff: 8 No. of volunteers: 6 Availability: Community-based. Program locations: Bidwell Training Center, Pittsburgh Counties in which program operates: Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington, Westmoreland Description of program: Bidwell Training Center provides literacy and ABE services in the form of reading, writing, math, and English instruction. Courses are geared to increase the educationally disadvantaged adult s ability to reach personal, academic, and employment goals needed to function as a productive member of society. Vocational instruction in the following areas is available to those meeting entry requirements: medical secretary, medical encoding, medical transcription, pharmacy technician, medical claims processing, culinary arts, chemical lab tech, information sciences, and business travel counselor. Blair County Literacy Council Altoona Area Public Library th Avenue Altoona, PA Phone: (814) Fax: (814) Contact: Carole Holes, ABE Program Director Services: Literacy ABE GED ESL 7

8 Bradford County Action, Inc Other services of agency: One-on-one tutoring in institutionalized settings No. of students: 120 No. of paid staff: 2 No. of volunteers: 115 Program locations: Blair County Libraries and community sites: one-to-one tutoring Counties in which program operates: Blair Description of program: Program assists adults who lack basic reading, writing, or English conversation skills as well as reading and writing skills. Basic literacy skills are provided to adults in the 0-8 range, including ESL. Students level 9-12 also receive a tutor. Adult learners are matched with a trained tutor and work in a one-on-one teaching situation. The council also works to increase public awareness of literacy and to improve collaboration among providers of adult educational services. Bradford County Action, Inc. 500 William Street Towanda, PA Phone: (570) Fax: (570) Contact: Penne Watkins, ABE Program Director Services: Literacy ABE GED ESL Workplace Family Literacy/Even Start Other services of agency: Employment and training for youth and adult, dislocated worker services, SPOC Languages spoken by staff: Spanish No. of students: 120 No. of paid staff: 20 Program locations: Classes are offered at Bradford County Action, at the Bradford/Sullivan County CareerLink, in area churches or community facilities, at businesses, area schools (evenings), and at the Bradford County correctional facility. Counties in which program operates: Bradford Description of program: Bradford County Action, Inc. provides on-site and community-based classes to residents of Bradford County over the age of 15. Classes available include ABE, GED, ESL, and literacy. We also provide worksite-based ABE and GEDlevel classes. Bradford-Wyoming County Literacy Program Bradford Library RR3 Box 320 Troy, PA Phone: (570) Fax: (570) Contact: Sherry Spencer, ABE Program Director Website: Services: Literacy ABE ESL Workplace Literacy/Even Start Other services of agency: Training volunteer tutors in 12-hour workshops held three or four times a year in various communities. Languages spoken by staff: Spanish No. of students: 140 No. of paid staff: 6 No. of volunteers: 100 Program locations: The Bradford-Wyoming Co. Literacy Program is headquartered at the Bradford Co. Library and maintains a satellite office at the Tunkhannock Public Library, 220 W. Tioga St., in Tunkhannock. One-on-one tutoring takes place at local libraries, churches, or businesses in the two-county area. Workplace ESL instruction is being provided at Taylor Packing Co. in Wyalusing. Counties in which program operates: Bradford, Wyoming Description of program: Program trains volunteer tutors and provides free and confidential one-to-one tutoring in basic reading and writing and English as a Second Language for adults and teenagers in Bradford and Wyoming Counties. Headquartered at the Bradford Co. Library, the Bradford-Wyoming Co. Literacy Program serves Bradford and Wyoming Counties and also provides workplace ESL instruction. An accredited member of Laubach Literacy Action, the Literacy Program began in Bucks County Community College 1280 New Rodgers Road Bristol, PA Phone: (215) Contact: Nancy Messick, Assistant Director Workforce Development Website: Services: ABE GED ESL Workplace No. of students: 120 No. of paid staff: 6 Program locations: data sharing and analysis Counties in which program operates: Bucks Description of program: Liaison with PA CareerLink, contracted to serve 135 participants in ABE, GED, and ESL classes Bucks County Intermediate Unit 476 Long Leaf Drive Perkasie, PA Phone: (215) Fax: (215) Contact: Patricia Fite, Administrator/Supervisor Services: ABE No. of students: 100 No. of paid staff: 11 Program locations: Bucks County Correctional Facility ABE Men s Community Correction Center - ABE Counties in which program operates: Bucks Description of program: Adult Basic Education has been a part of the treatment program in the Bucks County Correctional Facility since Administration was handled by the Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22 from 1968 through June of 1998 when administrative responsibilities were taken over by the Bucks County Correctional Facility (BCCF). Classes consist of English/ reading, Mathematics, and Social Living (a life skills course). Each course meets one night each week at the BCCF and the Men s Community Correctional Center (MCCC). These courses are offered three times each week for two hours each night. The BCIU #22 continues to provide financial services and proctors who oversee the GED testing services three times each year at both institutions. The tests are free to the inmates. Butler County Community College, Adult Literacy Program Box 1203 College Drive Butler, PA Phone: (724) x323 Fax: (724) Contact: Ana Kladny, ABE and GED Program Director 8

9 Providers B-C Catholic Charities Services: Literacy ABE GED ESL Languages spoken by staff: Spanish No. of students: 260 No. of paid staff: 6 No. of volunteers: 40 Program locations: Butler County Community College - Main campus Butler County Community College - Cranberry campus Butler County Public Libraries Counties in which program operates: Butler Description of program: The Adult Literacy program s mission is to ensure that adults in Butler County have basic reading, writing, and math skills so that they may reach their potential and become productive members of their community. The program offers one-on-one tutoring, ESL one-on-one tutoring, smallgroup/class instruction in English as a Second Language, Reading, English/writing, Math, and GED. Services are free to Butler County residents. Carbon County AVTS 77 W. 13th Street Jim Thorpe, PA Phone: (570) Fax: (570) Contact: Deb Bartels, Coordinator Services: ABE GED Family Literacy/Even Start No. of students: 140 No. of paid staff: 5 Availability: Evening classes. School-based. Counties in which program operates: Carbon Description of program: Four classroom GED instruction sites: Palmerton Jr. High, Lehighton Middle School, Carbon Vo-Tech, and Panther Valley Middle School in Lansford. 12 hours per week ABE instruction at Carbon County Correctional Facility. Three days per week for WTA eligibles covering ABE and GED instruction. Carlisle Area OIC, Inc. 29 S. Hanover Street Carlisle, PA Phone: (717) Fax: (717) Contact: Bonnie Weldon, ABE Program Director Services: Literacy ABE GED ESL Workplace Other services of agency: Counseling, assessment, skills training, life skills, job readiness, and placement assistance. Languages spoken by staff: French, German No. of students: 90 No. of paid staff: 5 No. of volunteers: 45 Program locations: Carlisle Area OIC, Carlisle Counties in which program operates: Cumberland, Perry Description of program: The Carlisle Area OIC Learning Center is a nonprofit, community-based organization, licensed by the PA State Board of Private Schools, PDE. The center provides individualized assistance in literacy, GED preparation, vocational skills training, counseling, job readiness and placement. It also provides a commuter-assisted Comprehensive Competencies Program (CCP) and a state of the art computer lab. The Carlisle Area Development and Educational Training Center (CADET) is a for-profit component of the OIC that provides fee-based customized training for employee development. We have applied for certification for training activities through WIA. Carlisle Area School District 623 W. Penn Street Carlisle, PA Phone: (717) Fax: (717) Contact: John Augustine, ABE Program Director Services: ABE GED ESL Other services of agency: Occupational training and GED testing Languages spoken by staff: French, Arabic No. of students: 240 No. of paid staff: 6 Counties in which program operates: Cumberland, Adams, Perry, Dauphin, Franklin Description of program: Carlisle Area School District s Adult Literacy Programs are housed in a comprehensive school district whose mission is to serve the community as an educational resource. Although the primary mission is one involving schoolaged children, the district has also maintained continuing education programs for its adults as part of its mission. Programs are provided in the general areas of homemaking, technical and industrial, commercial and business, general education development, daytime occupational, health and safety, arts and crafts and communications courses. CASD has offered programs for over 30 years and provides a continuum of services from ESL to ABE to GED to occupational training. Classes are offered in two semesters using certified instructors in both day and evening sessions. Carlow College, Office of Community Education th Avenue Pittsburgh, PA Phone: (412) Fax: (412) Contact: Nieves Stiker, Director, and Donna G. Fogle, GED Coordinator Services: ABE GED Other services of agency: The Office of Community Education also offers the New Choices/New Options Program for single parents and displaced homemakers. This program offers career development which includes computer training and job placement. Languages spoken by staff: Spanish No. of students: 170 No. of paid staff: 6 No. of volunteers: 4 Program locations: South Hills, North Hills, Oakland Counties in which program operates: Allegheny Description of program: The Office of Community Education at Carlow College offers services at three locations. ABE and GED classroom instruction is available at the Oakland location. ABE and GED one-on-one tutoring is available daily and in the evening at the Oakland and North Hills Sites. The South Hills location only offers GED instruction one evening a week. Catholic Charities 900 N. 17th Street Harrisburg, PA Phone: (717) Fax: (717) Contact: Norman Lederer, Program Director, IRS Services: ESL Workplace 9

10 Center for Alternative Learning Other services of agency: Pre-vocational ESL, job placement, refugee resettlement, immigration counseling Languages spoken by staff: Spanish, Sorba-Croat, German, Polish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Russian No. of students: 500 No. of paid staff: 19 No. of volunteers: 4 Counties in which program operates: Dauphin, Cumberland, Adams, Lancaster, Lebanon, Centre, York, Franklin, Mifflin, Columbia, Northumberland, Union, Montour, Perry, Snyder, Juniata Description of program: Provides ESL classes for limited English proficient individuals residing in Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry and York Counties. Customized worksite classes are provided for local employers through PA WIN. Center for Alternative Learning 6 E. Eagle Road Havertown, PA Phone: (610) Fax: (610) Contact: Richard Cooper, ABE Program Director Website: Services: Literacy ABE ESL Other services of agency: Testing for learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder; specialized instruction Languages spoken by staff: Spanish, Swedish No. of students: 60 No. of paid staff: 3 No. of volunteers: 25 Program locations: Center for Alternative Learning Counties in which program operates: Delaware Description of program: The staff at the Center provide specialized testing and instruction for adults with special learning needs, especially learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder. Center for Literacy 636 South 48th Street Philadelphia, PA Phone: (215) x221 Fax: (215) Contact: JoAnn Weinberger, Executive Director Website: Services: Literacy ABE GED ESL Workplace Family Literacy/Even Start No. of students: 2800 No. of paid staff: 70 No. of volunteers: 250 Program locations: Over 100 sites throughout Philadelphia Consolidation with: The Bridge, Horizon House, Interim House, Institute for the Study of Civic Values, Tolentine Community Center Counties in which program operates: Philadelphia Description of program: CFL is Pennsylvania s oldest and largest community-based adult literacy organization. Through one-toone and small group tutoring with trained volunteers as well as classes taught by professional educators, CFL provides ABE, GED, ESL, Family Literacy, and Workplace Education to over 2,800 learners a year in over 100 locations throughout Philadelphia. CFL also serves as the lead agency in a consolidation with the agencies listed above, which serve populations dealing with mental health, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, and homelessness. Central Intermediate Unit #10 Development Center for Adults 540 N. Harrison Road Pleasant Gap, PA Phone: (814) Fax: (814) Contact: Edith A. Gordon, Director Services: Literacy ABE GED ESL Workplace Other services of agency: Customized Job Training, Workforce Development Partnership, Corning Training Services, West Branch Technology Center, Central Northeast Professional Development Center, ABLE Net, Teen Parent, New Choices, New Options, Inmate Services, Incarcerated Youth Alternative Program. No. of students: 1200 No. of paid staff: 35 No. of volunteers: 100 Program locations: Clearfield, DuBois, Houtzdale, Lock Haven, Millheim, Pleasant Gap, Philipsburg, Hyde, Corning Asahi Counties in which program operates: Centre, Clearfield, Clinton Description of program: Offers a variety of program services to meet adult student needs. Includes GED, literacy, basic skills remediation, job-specific basic skills, job search skills, preparation for LPN, business school entrance exams, and college placement tests. Teaching format includes one-on-one tutoring, stand-up instruction, small group, and computer-assisted instruction. Classes are conducted at both community and agencybased locations across a three-county area. Central Intermediate Unit Family Services 2330 Commercial Blvd., Suite 400 State College, PA Contact: Lauren Haag Phone: (814) Services: Even Start Central Pennsylvania Literacy Council PO Box Whitaker Hall, on the campus at HACC in Harrisburg Harrisburg, PA Phone: (717) Fax: (717) Contact: Carole Sawchuck, ABE Program Director Website: Services: Literacy ABE GED ESL Other services of agency: Tutor training and training for adult learners prior to their match with volunteer tutors Languages spoken by staff: ASL No. of students: 87 No. of paid staff: 1 No. of volunteers: 97 Program locations: Adult Learners prepare to learn in a process called GOALS. These GOALS sessions may be accomplished in the morning, afternoon, or evening, and even by appointment, when the sessions are inconvenient. After GOALS preparation, adult learners may meet with their tutor at any clean, well-lit, mutually agreeable public place such as a library, Council Office, churches, etc. Counties in which program operates: Dauphin, Cumberland 10

11 Providers C Chester County OIC Description of program: Central PA Literacy Council (CPLC) trains adult volunteers to become tutors of adults who want to learn to read, improve their reading or reading comprehension, improve mathematics skills, or improve spelling skills. Adult learners in the community component attend the Goals Program, a four-block curriculum designed to prepare them for the learning process. Adult learners are matched with tutors for learning sessions at convenient public sites, such as libraries and churches. An institutional component of the CPLC, free and confidential service to Cumberland and Dauphin Counties, trains and pairs tutors and learners at the state correctional facility at Camp Hill. Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit 16 Box 213 Lewisburg, PA Phone: (570) x2325 Fax: (570) Contact: Michael Wilson, Program Director Services: Literacy ABE GED ESL Workplace Family Literacy/Even Start Other services of agency: GED testing Languages spoken by staff: Spanish No. of students: 1000 No. of paid staff: 26 No. of volunteers: 247 Program locations: Berwick High School Shamokin CareerLink Shikellamy High School Selinsgrove CareerLink Lewisburg CareerLink Bloomsburg CareerLink Danville CareerLink Counties in which program operates: Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Union Description of program: Adult education department conducts classes and one-on-one tutoring for adults in need of basic education and skills instruction. Instruction includes math, English, reading, GED preparation, social studies, ESL, and vocational-based programs. Student s goal and abilities determine instruction. Assessment of student s abilities is required. No charge to students for books, materials, or instruction. CHANCES 1200 Callow Hill St. Philadelphia, PA Contact: Gladys Nieves Phone: (215) Services: Family Literacy Chester Charter School 2722 W. 10th St. Chester, PA Contacts: Dr. Melvin Burroughs, Dennese Osayimwese Phone: (610) , ext Services: Even Start Chester County Intermediate Unit James Hance Court Exton, PA Phone: (610) Fax: (610) Contact: Krista Kiehl, Adult Education Specialist; Linda Rigler, Even Start Website: Services: ABE GED ESL Workplace Other services of agency: GED Test Center Languages spoken by staff: Spanish No. of students: 400 No. of paid staff: 19 No. of volunteers: 2 Program locations: Community GED classes at: CATS Brandywine and Pickering, Chester County CareerLink, Downingtown Middle School, Kennett High School, Octorara High School, Oxford Broad Street YMCA. Community ESL classes at: Chester County CareerLink, Oxford Broad Street YMCA. Institutional GED and ABE classes offered through Chester County Prison and Work Release and Gaudenzia House in West Chester. Counties in which program operates: Chester Description of program: All programs are presented in a classroom-type setting. Community, workplace, and prison/institutional populations are served. Chester County OIC 151 W. Gay Street P.O. Box 3066 West Chester, PA Phone: (610) Fax: (610) Contact: Elizabeth Weil, Executive Director Services: Literacy ABE GED ESL Other services of agency: Job-readiness instruction and career counseling for homeless; literacy classes for special needs adults, Languages spoken by staff: Spanish, Polish, Russian, German, French No. of students: 450 No. of paid staff: 16 No. of volunteers: 85 Program locations: Chester County OIC is located at 151 W. Gay Street (between N. Church and N. Darlington) in West Chester. Classes and computer lab on site. Classes also offered at local churches. Computer-Assisted Literacy program is located at Chester County Library in Exton. Literacy classes for special needs adults are offered throughout the county. Counties in which program operates: Chester Description of program: Chester County OIC has been providing educational and employment programs to Chester County Adults since CCOIC s ABLE-funded programs include GED, ESL, Computer-Assisted Tutoring Program, and Lifelong Learning Program (basic and life skills for special needs adults). More than 500 learners and tutors participated in our programs during FY Twenty classes are offered per week throughout the county. Classes meet twice per week for 3 to 9 hours, with the exception of LLP classes which meet once, for 2 hours. Morning and evening classes are offered to allow participants a selection of classes that best meet personal schedules. CCOIC expanded its learning lab, which now contains 8 PCs and an audio-visual center with a variety of computer software, cassettes, and videos. 11

12 Chester Upland School District Chester Upland School District 200 West 9th Street Chester, PA Phone: (610) Fax: (610) Contact: Mr. Raymond L. Watson, ABE Program Director Services: ABE GED No. of students: 160 No. of paid staff: 5 No. of volunteers: 1 Availability: Evening classes. School-based. Counties in which program operates: Delaware Description of program: District has provided services in adult basic education and GED. Provides GED testing and other classes to achieve competency in reading, spelling, and writing. Clarion County Literacy Council Ross Memorial Library Building, Box 663 Clarion, PA Phone: (814) Fax: (814) Contact: Susan Hays, Director Services: Literacy ABE GED ESL No. of students: 79 No. of paid staff: 3 Program locations: Main Street in the Clarion Free Library. Counties in which program operates: Clarion Description of program: Casual atmosphere with one-on-one learning assistance rather than structured lectures or instruction. Lending library. Commonwealth Technical Institute - Hiram G. Andrews Center 727 Goucher Street Johnstown, PA Phone: (814) Fax: (814) TDD: (814) Contact: Jack Demuth, ABLE Director Website: www/hgac.org Services: ABE Other services of agency: Rehabilitation counseling Languages spoken by staff: American Sign Language No. of students: 180 No. of paid staff: 5 Availability: School-based. Counties in which program operates: Since this agency operates under and provides services to the PA Office of Vocational Rehab, we provide remedial education to students from all counties within the Commonwealth. Description of program: Program is designed to provide students with the basic academic and vocational skills needed for employment. Success in a pre-determined training area and subsequently in the world of work is the primary goal of the program. Classes in math, English, and reading are self-paced and highly individualized. 12 Community Action, Inc. 105 Grace Way Punxsutawney, PA Phone: (814) Fax: (814) Contact: Katherine R. Stamler, Adult Education Director Website: Services: Literacy ABE GED Workplace Other services of agency: PA WIN job readiness, job advancement, computer skills Languages spoken by staff: Access to interpreters for Spanish and German No. of students: 215 No. of paid staff: 9 No. of volunteers: 45 Program locations: Community Action, Inc. or Punxsutawney H.S., Punxsutawney CareerLink, Punxsutawney Brookville H.S. Heritage House, Brookville Jeff Tech, Reynoldsville Clairon Career Ctr, Shippenville Union H.S., Rimersburg Tutor sites: Libraries and other sites Counties in which program operates: Jefferson County. Program also draws from Indiana, Clearfield, Forest, Venango, Butler, Armstrong, and Elk Counties Description of program: Community Action, Inc. is a Community Action Agency which serves both Jefferson and Clarion Counties. Community Action, Inc. s Adult Education Project provides a full range of adult education services for Jefferson and Clarion Counties, including adult literacy with volunteer one-on-one tutors, classes with a paid instructor, preparation for training and/or collegiate program, computer skills training, job readiness and work-related skills training, including computer skills and computer-based instruction. Community Action, Inc. has consolidated with Jeff-Tech and Clarion Career Center, which are the two counties vocational technical schools. Day and evening classes are available at two sites and evening-only classes are offered at the rest of the sites. Community Action Southwest 22 West High Street Waynesburg, PA Phone: (724) x 510 Fax: (724) Contact: Dr. Barbara Mooney, ABE Program Director Services: Literacy ABE GED ESL Workplace Family Literacy/Even Start Other services of agency: Case management, Head Start Languages spoken by staff: Spanish No. of students: 327 No. of paid staff: 20 No. of volunteers: 5 Program locations: Donora Fam. Dev. Center Waynesburg E. Franklin Center Greensboro Family Center California Head Start Fredericktown Terrace Comm. Rm. Bentleyville Apts. W. Greene H.S. Mapletown H.S.

13 Providers C CORPP, Inc. Mt. Morris Sr. Ctr. Flenniken Lib., Carmichaels Waynesburg Careerlink Washington Careerlink Washington Even Start LeMoyne Multi-Culture Ctr, Washington Canonsburg U.P. Church Counties in which program operates: Washington, Greene Description of program: Project First Step provides Adult Basic Education to out-of-school adults 17 years of age or older. Instruction takes place in small class settings throughout Washington and Greene Counties. Instruction is individualized and students work at their own pace. Volunteer instructional aides are trained to work with students on a one-to-one basis. Tutor and students meet at lease once a week for approximately 2 hours at a neutral site. Family Literacy classes serve both adults and their children up to 25 hours per week at community sites in both counties. Community College of Allegheny County 339 Fifth Ave., 2nd floor McKeesport, PA Phone: (412) Fax: (412) Contact: Mary Ann Hunt, Program Director Services: Literacy ABE GED No. of students: 100 No. of paid staff: 10 Counties in which program operates: Allegheny Description of program: Adult Basic Education, GED preparation, in the Mon Valley Center in the evenings and at the South Campus of the Community College in West Mifflin in the daytime. Community College of Philadelphia 1700 Spring Garden Street Philadelphia, PA Phone: (215) or Fax: (215) Contact: De Lores Weaver, Adult Education Program Director Services: ABE GED ESL Languages spoken by staff: Spanish No. of students: 1600 No. of paid staff: 75 Program locations: Main Campus, NE Campus/NERC Counties in which program operates: Philadelphia Description of program: Courses offered daily in 3- or 4-hour blocks in reading, writing and math for ABE and grammar, conversation and reading comprehension for ESL. All classes are free; most books/materials provided. Classes are held throughout the city in both campus locations and community partnership sites. Note that the College also runs a large GED program in many of the same locations but it does not receive ABLE funds or oversight. Community Learning Center 2801 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia, PA Phone: (215) Fax: (610) Contact: Christine Houck, Recruitment and Public Relations Director Services: ABE GED ESL Other services of agency: Child care available for some classes. Computer-assisted instruction. Languages spoken by staff: Spanish, Italian No. of students: 300 No. of paid staff: 7 No. of volunteers: 18 Program locations: Frankford Avenue & Somerset (basement) Our Savior Lutheran Church St. Philip s Juniata Older Adults Park Counties in which program operates: Philadelphia Description of program: Program is a learner centered, literature-based adult literacy program that uses a holistic approach. Open to men and women ages 16+. Targets: minorities, welfare recipients, and those of low income. Classes meet for three hours twice a week September through June. Goals include teaching basic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics; GED preparation; ESL instruction; and improving employment readiness. Community Services For Children At The Donley Children s Campus 1520 Hanover Ave. Allentown, PA Contacts: Brenda Lessig, Rebecca Holland Phone: (610) ext Services: Even Start Community Women s Education Project 2801 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia, PA Phone: (215) Fax: (215) Contact: Alexis Brown, Education Coordinator Services: Literacy ABE GED Workplace Family Literacy/Even Start Other services of agency: Childcare, counseling, tutoring, referrals, computer classes, and first year college. Languages spoken by staff: Spanish No. of students: 250 No. of paid staff: 26 No. of volunteers: 3 Counties in which program operates: Philadelphia Description of program: Community Women s Education Project (CWEP) serves families from across the city of Philadelphia, including a concentration of residences from Kensington, the economically needy area where the CWEP facilities are located. CWEP has helped more than 14,000 women and their families rise from public assistance to self-assistance. CORPP, Inc Samson Street, 7th Floor Philadelphia, PA Phone: (215) Fax: (215) Contact: Clifton Williams, President and CEO Services: Literacy ABE GED Other services of agency: Welfare to work programs, job specific skills training, career education and development training, so- 13

14 Crawford Central School District cial/human service. Languages spoken by staff: Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Cambodian No. of students: 100 No. of paid staff: 30 No. of volunteers: 30 Counties in which program operates: Philadelphia Description of program: The CORPP Adult Literacy Program provides one-to-one and small-group instruction to Philadelphia residents who want to improve their reading, writing, communication, and math skills. Hours are flexible. Coordination of support services is available. Clients may also receive job referral assistance. Crawford Central School District Adult Basic Education/GED 725 North Main Street Meadville, PA Phone: (814) or Fax: (814) Contact: Linda Rider or Michael Swick, Night School Supervisor or Program Coordinator Services: Literacy ABE GED Other services of agency: Counseling related to educational goals. Basic Literacy serves developmentally handicapped adults with or without diplomas. No. of students: 75 No. of paid staff: 10 No. of volunteers: 6 Availability: Evening classes. School-based. Program locations: First District Elementary School Annex, 725 N. Main St. Meadville Counties in which program operates: Crawford Description of program: Crawford Central School District hosts classes which meet three nights a week for 10 weeks, plus registration and testing. This sequence is offered in the fall, beginning in September, and in the spring, beginning in January. Classes include Basic Literacy, Intermediate Adult Basic Education and Adult Secondary Education. Students may earn an Adult Secondary Education Diploma by completing classroom requirements and passing the GED test. Certified teachers or college graduates with course-specific degrees offer classes in English, Math, Science and Social Studies coordinated with the subtests on the GED test. Our Basic Literacy teacher is certified in Special Education. Basic Literacy supports developmentally challenged adult learners with instruction in reading, math, consumer and social skills in order to maintain and enhance their ability to function independently in the community. Crawford County Literacy Council, Inc. (Crawford County READ Program) 966 1/2 Park Avenue Meadville, PA Phone: (814) Fax: (814) Contact: Lisa H. Schmalzried, Coordinator Services: Literacy ABE GED ESL Workplace Family Literacy/Even Start Other services of agency: Life skills classes, Crawford County Jail Educational Program (ABE) No. of students: 210 No. of paid staff: 11 No. of volunteers: 100 Program locations: Benson Memorial Library (Titusville Office, 213 N. Franklin St.) Family Literacy Site (996 S. Main, Meadville) Family Literacy Site (330 E. Spruce St. Titusville) Counties in which program operates: Crawford Description of program: Provides ABE, GED, ESL, life skills, and family literacy programs for the residents of Crawford County. Low-income, disadvantaged adults who are desiring help to become productive members of the workforce and the community are targeted. Aid people at the point of their literacy needs and help them achieve their maximum capabilities. Cumberland Valley School District 6746 Carlisle Pike Mechanicsburg, PA Phone: (717) Fax: (717) Contact: Betsy Atkinson, Coordinator of Continuing Education Services: GED Workplace No. of students: 160 No. of paid staff: 8 No. of volunteers: 6 Program locations: Cumberland Valley High School. Counties in which program operates: Cumberland Description of program: GED preparation and High School Diploma Program for Adults. A life-skills and academic program designed to allow adults the opportunity to earn the same diploma as graduating seniors. The academic work is completed at Cumberland Valley and the life skills in the home community of the participant. Dauphin County Prison Education Department 501 Mall Road Harrisburg, PA Phone: (717) x3823 Fax: (717) Contact: Connie L. Orosz, Education Supervisor Services: ABE GED ESL Languages spoken by staff: French No. of students: 280 No. of paid staff: 3 Program locations: Dauphin County Prison, Harrisburg Counties in which program operates: Dauphin Description of program: DCP s Education Department provides adult basic education, GED preparation, and ESL classes to classified non-disciplinary adult inmates who want to attend classes. Delaware County Community College 901 South Media Line Road Media, PA Phone: (610) Fax: (610) Contact: Jeanne Anastasi, Program Administrator Website: Services: Literacy ABE GED ESL Other services of agency: Full-credit college curriculum, certificate programs and non-credit course offerings. 14

15 Providers C-E Employment and Training, Inc. No. of students: 335 No. of paid staff: 9 Program locations: Delaware County Prison Delaware County Community College, Chester City Campus Counties in which program operates: Delaware Description of program: The primary mission of Delaware County Community College (DCCC) is to offer educational programs and services that are accessible, comprehensive, community-centered, and flexible in order to enhance the development of the communities and residents of its service area. In July 2000, DCCC s Chester ABE/GED program consolidated with the Delaware County Prison to direct the ABE/GED program that provides instruction to prison inmates. Delaware County Intermediate Unit 6th and Olive Sts. Media, PA Contact: Christine Gillespie Phone: (610) , ext Services: Even Start Delaware County Literacy Council 2217 Providence Avenue Chester, PA Phone: (610) Fax: (610) Contact: Patricia Reitz Gaul, Executive Director Services: Literacy ABE ESL Family Literacy/Even Start Other services of agency: Drivers Ed, Math Instruction, Computer-assisted instruction No. of students: 650 No. of paid staff: 15 No. of volunteers: 250 Program locations: St. Paul Lutheran Church, Lansdowne (Literacy, ABE, ESL) St. Stephen s Episcopal Church, Clifton Heights (ESL) Wm Penn School District, Yeadon (ABE) Ardmore Library, Ardmore (ABE) Counties in which program operates: Delaware Description of program: A private non-profit educational agency that provides one-on-one, free literacy instruction to non- and low-reading adults through a countywide network of trained volunteer tutors District 1199C Training 100 South Broad Street, 10th floor Philadelphia, PA Phone: (215) Fax: (215) Contact: Cheryl Feldman, ABE Program Director Services: ABE Workplace Other services of agency: Re-training for laid-off workers, skills training and continuing education for eligible healthcare workers and community residents. Languages spoken by staff: Spanish No. of students: 280 No. of paid staff: 11 Program locations: Breslin Learning Center Green Acres Nursing Home Simpson House Nursing Home Hotel & Restaurant Employees Union Girard Medical Center Counties in which program operates: Philadelphia Description of program: Fund is a joint union-management trust of 100 contributing hospitals and healthcare institutions to assist health care workers to acquire new skills to train new workers. The program provides quality training, including jobskills training, continuing education, and basic skills classes, to move entry-level workers up the career ladder. Dr. Gertrude A. Barber Center Adult Education Program 136 East Avenue Erie, PA Phone: (814) Fax: (814) TDD: (814) Contact: Barbara Warner, Adult Education Coordinator Website: Services: Literacy ABE Other services of agency: Serves individuals having developmental delays and challenges from birth to senior years Languages spoken by staff: Some Spanish No. of students: 184 No. of paid staff: 12 No. of volunteers: 7 Program locations: Two sites in the city of Erie. One site in Girard. Counties in which program operates: Erie Description of program: Program helps individuals with learning challenges from both the community and the Barber Center Adult program, either vocational or residential. Program focuses on individuals whose skills are between the first- and eighth-grade levels. All those who are eligible may participate. Employment and Training, Inc. RD4, Box 206A Fairground Road Huntingdon, PA Phone: (814) Fax: (814) TDD: Contact: Tike Price, Adult Education Coordinator Website: under construction Services: GED Other services of agency: JTPA services-all facets of work experience and educational programs. No. of students: 70 No. of paid staff: 4 Program locations: Huntingdon - Employment & Training Office Mt. Union Methodist Church Counties in which program operates: Huntingdon Description of program: Adult GED/remedial education classes supervised by a certified teacher in a classroom setting. Tutors are from Juniata College and are education majors. The number of tutors varies according to program. Students may begin classes at any time during the year. Each student works at their own pace. Students in GED training are given pre-ged tests to determine their readiness to take the test. 15

16 Erie City School District - Erie Adult Learning Center Erie City School District - Erie Adult Learning Center 2931 Harvard Road Erie, PA Phone: (814) Fax: (814) Contact: Daniel Tempestini, Director, Adult Learning Center Services: Literacy ABE GED ESL Languages spoken by staff: Russian, Polish, Italian No. of students: No. of paid staff: 13 No. of volunteers: 60+ School-based. Counties in which program operates: Erie Description of program: The Erie City Adult Learning Center was founded in 1969 with federal and state grants and was the first full-time adult learning center in PA. The programs offered include ABE, GED preparation, literacy instruction, ESL, tutor training, and workplace literacy. Classes are free and available from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday at Hamilton, and evenings at Central High School. Family Services of Butler Memorial Hospital Family 1 st Resource Center 216 N. Washington St. Butler, PA Contacts: Ann Stahura, Nancy McKee Phone: (724) Services: Even Start Fayette County Community Action 140 N. Beeson Avenue Uniontown, PA Phone: (724) Fax: (724) Contact: James M. Stark, Executive Director Website: fccaa.org Services: Literacy ABE GED ESL Workplace Family Literacy/Even Start Other services of agency: Transportation, housing, case management, WIC, employment and training, Food bank, Aging, information & referral and Community Action medical services. No. of students: 455 No. of paid staff: 6 No. of volunteers: 70 Program locations: Community Action Ed Center, 201 E. Fairview Ave., Connellsville Fayette County Community Action, 401 Beeson Ave. Uniontown Fayette County Prison, Uniontown CareerLink, Uniontown Counties in which program operates: Fayette Description of program: Variety of educational and vocational training classes to improve academic and interpersonal skills, capabilities, and self-sufficiency. GED, ABE, Literacy, GED Prison, ABE Prison, and Job Readiness programs. Assessment of individual needs, abilities, and goals. Program is designed for accomplishing the goals set by the student. Free and confidential. Volunteer Workshops are held quarterly to train literacy and classroom volunteers. Tutor Workshops for volunteers interested in working with inmates. Focus on Renewal Sto-Rox Neighborhood Corp. 701 Chartiers Avenue McKees Rocks, PA Phone: (412) Fax: (412) Contact: Pauline Grodecki, ABE Program Director Website: trfn.clpgh.org/for/ Services: Literacy ABE GED Family Literacy/Even Start Other services of agency: Academic support for 7th-12th grade students; library; parenting, pre-school, babysitting, transportation, health care, food bank, thrift store, credit union, and social services. No. of students: 135 No. of paid staff: 12 No. of volunteers: 20 Program locations: F.O.R. Learning Center (Center) F.O.R. Health Center Building (Annex) Counties in which program operates: Allegheny Description of program: F.O.R. offers ABE and GED classes on-site and one-on-one tutoring day and evenings. Family Literacy services are provided through Even Start. The Center also serves students from 7th-12th grade who are in need of academic support. Computer courses available through the Learning Center offer computer skills and resume preparation geared toward career planning. Support services are available at no charge. Forbes Road Career and Technology Center 607 Beatty Road Monroeville, PA Phone: (412) x223 Fax: (412) TDD: (412) x283 Contact: Diane Baldrige, Adult Education Coordinator Website: Services: Literacy ABE GED Workplace Family Literacy/Even Start Other services of agency: Vocational training and job placement. Team PA CareerLink Services (Forbes is a chartered CareerLink Mini Center). No. of students: 354 No. of paid staff: 10 No. of volunteers: 1 Program locations: Forbes Road CTC, Monroeville Penn Hills H.S., Penn Hills Hosanna House, Wilkinsburg Braddock Employment Center, Braddock Harrison Village, McKeesport YWCA, Pittsburgh Counties in which program operates: Allegheny Description of program: Provides literacy services and academic remediation to the educationally and economically disadvantaged in a six-county area. Target groups are dislocated workers and the unemployed, adult public assistance recipients, educationally disadvantaged and adults without a high school diploma. The program is open entry/open exit and is designed to help students improve academic skills, pass the GED exam, train for employment, enter higher education, and/or attain employment. 16

17 Providers E-G Greater Johnstown AVTS Free Library of Philadelphia, Reader Development Program 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA Phone: (215) Fax: (215) Contact: Susan McDougall, Head, Reader Development Program Website: Services: No. of students: No. of paid staff: 5 Availability:. Counties in which program operates: Philadelphia Description of program: Program selects, evaluates and distributes the best available materials on or below an eighth-grade reading level to individuals and organizations helping adult Philadelphians improve their literacy skills. The collection includes books for leisure reading, coping skills, employment materials and tutor training materials, in addition to a wide variety of instructional materials on reading, writing, science, social studies, math, and ESL. Greater Erie Community Action Committee (GECAC) Learning Center 1006 W. 10th Street Erie, PA Phone: (814) Fax: (814) Contact: Lynne Burke, ABE Program Director Services: Literacy ABE GED Family Literacy/Even Start Other services of agency: Complete social service agency offering services from cradle to grave No. of students: 275 No. of paid staff: 5 No. of volunteers: 10 Counties in which program operates: Erie Description of program: Open entry/open exit. Classes offered Monday through Friday and evenings on Monday and Wednesday. Adult education classes offered at all levels and ESL. Family Literacy program offers on-site custodial child care, parenting education, life skills, computer literacy, early childhood programs, and career exploration. Genesis II Inc Spring Garden Street Philadelphia, PA Phone: (215) Fax: (215) Contact: Natasha Miller, B.S.E., Coordinator of Educational Services TEACHER Services: Literacy ABE GED Family Literacy/Even Start No. of students: 70 No. of paid staff: 4 No. of volunteers: 3 Availability: Community-based. Program locations: Caton Village, Philadelphia - Family Literacy, ABE, GED, Literacy Second Beginnings, Philadelphia - Literacy, ABE, GED Counties in which program operates: Philadelphia Description of program: Program services clients living in a longterm residential treatment facility. Primarily serves individuals in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse as well as homelessness and mental health issues. Goodwill Industries of Pittsburgh 2600 E. Carson Street Pittsburgh, PA Phone: (412) Fax: (412) Contact: Stephanie DeMaro, Director of Education Website: Services: Literacy ABE GED Workplace No. of students: 600 No. of paid staff: 20 No. of volunteers: 20 Availability: Day classes. Community-based. Program locations: Southside of Pittsburgh, McKeesport, Green Meadows Counties in which program operates: Allegheny Description of program: Goodwill s Literacy Department is a part of Goodwill Industries of Pittsburgh, a workforce development center that provides training and education for people with barriers to learning and/or employment. The Literacy Department provides Basic Literacy, ABE, and GED for students who are self-referred or referred to Welfare-to-Work programs in Goodwill on both the Southside of Pittsburgh and McKeesport. We provide workplace education as a PA WIN affiliate. We provide ABE/GED instruction in the community. We provide Adult Basic Special Education for students with mental health and/ or mental retardation on the Southside of Pittsburgh. We provide one-on-one tutoring for a small number of lower level students. Greater Johnstown AVTS 445 Schoolhouse Road Johnstown, PA Phone: (814) Fax: (814) Contact: Leonard J. Shurin, ABE Program Director Website: GJCTC.TEC.PA.US Services: Literacy ABE GED ESL Workplace Family Literacy/Even Start Other services of agency: Standard evening high school diploma, tutor training, remedial developmental reading, remedial developmental math, and workplace literacy (PA WIN) No. of students: 519 No. of paid staff: 25 No. of volunteers: 15 Program locations: Main campus GJCTC Family Resource Center Garfield Middle School Counties in which program operates: Cambria Description of program: The Greater Johnstown CTC is the primary provider of literacy for the greater Johnstown community. This includes ABE, GED, ESL, workplace literacy, tutoring, remedial classes in English and math, and other specialized classes. After completion, participants may elect to enter any of 18 excellent post-secondary career courses available at GJCTC. 17

18 Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council 100 Sheridan Square 4th Floor Pittsburgh, PA Phone: (412) Fax: (412) Contact: Karen Mundie, Associate Director Website: Services: Literacy ABE GED ESL Workplace Family Literacy/Even Start Other services of agency: Southwest Professional Development Center: a regional training center for all adult education programs. Literacy AmeriCorps: a project providing full-time national-service participants to literacy programs in Allegheny County. Adult Literacy Media Alliance: a TV- and video-based adult education project involving 70 agencies in the Pittsburgh area. Languages spoken by staff: French, Spanish No. of students: 1100 No. of paid staff: 34 No. of volunteers: 600 Program locations: Many class and tutorial sites throughout Allegheny County. Call for locations and times. Counties in which program operates: Allegheny Description of program: Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) is a non-profit adult education agency providing literacy services throughout Allegheny County. Our mission is to ensure that adults and out-of-school young adults have reading, writing, math, English language, and computer skills so they may reach their fullest potential in life and participate productively in their community. This is accomplished by providing direct instruction of adult learners, promoting public awareness of adult and family leadership issues, and providing leadership and resources to other agencies to maximize the effectiveness of all people who address this problem. GPLC services include literacy, ABE, GED prep, ESL, family literacy, workplace literacy, life skills instruction, computer literacy, and citizenship instruction. Grove City Area Literacy Council 211 S. Broad Street Grove City, PA Phone: (724) Contact: Janet Smoker-Kedanis, Coordinator Services: Literacy ABE GED ESL Workplace No. of students: 50 No. of paid staff: 2 No. of volunteers: 45 Program locations: Literacy Council Counties in which program operates: Mercer Description of program: The primary mission of the Grove City Area Literacy Council is to provide free one-on-one tutoring to 50 adults per year who need to improve their literacy skills in writing, reading, math, and English. This improvement will give them the opportunity to obtain a job, secure a better job, finish their high school education, or prepare for college or other training. GCALC also provides ESL instruction and a math group at a local industry. Harrisburg Area Community College One HACC Drive Harrisburg, PA Phone: (717) Fax: (717) Contact: Dr. Lori A. Fair, Director, Adult Basic Education and Developmental Website: Services: ABE GED No. of students: 300 No. of paid staff: 9 Program locations: Harrisburg Area Community College, Community Center for Technology and the Arts, Upper Dauphin High School, Hall Manor Family Center, Brookfield Bible Church, The Program for Female Offenders, Boys and Girls Club Counties in which program operates: Dauphin Description of program: Provides educationally disadvantaged individuals an opportunity to develop skills in writing, social studies, science, literature and the arts, and mathematics in order to prepare for the Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma tests. Harrisburg School District - Adult Education Program Rowland School 1842 Derry Street Harrisburg, PA Phone: (717) x16413 Fax: (717) Contact: Carolyn L. Henry, Program Coordinator Services: Literacy ABE GED ESL Other services of agency: Conversational Spanish and Intro to computers; Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. No. of students: 90 No. of paid staff: 11 No. of volunteers: 2 Availability: Evening classes. School-based. Counties in which program operates: Dauphin Description of program: ABE and GED programs are offered to adults with less than a high school diploma. Adults that complete 60 hours of classwork, pass the GED test, and reside in the Harrisburg area are eligible to receive a Harrisburg High School diploma. Harrisburg State Hospital Education Department Pouch A Harrisburg, PA Phone: (717) Fax: (717) Contact: Joan Leopold, Education Director Description of program: ABE/GED/Literacy program provides 400 hours of instruction in basic skills for adults who have not completed high school. Each one-hour, 4-day-a-week class serves 5 to 10 residents. 12 classes are conducted on the wards, in the workshop and in the community MR program. Reading, writing, and math are stressed, always in the context of social living or job related skills. Goals of the treatment team for each resident are given top priority by the teacher in constructing an education plan for each resident. 18

19 Providers G-I Indochinese American Council Hatboro-Horsham School District 229 Meetinghouse Road Horsham, PA Phone: (215) Fax: (215) Contact: Wayne Laubach, ABE Program Director Services: GED ESL No. of students: 35 No. of paid staff: 4 No. of volunteers: 1 Program locations: Keith Valley Middle School, Horsham Counties in which program operates: Montgomery Description of program: The adult programs provide GED and ESL services. Program taught by certified staff and a few volunteer tutors. Classes are held at Keith Valley Middle School on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 7-10 p.m. Program begins in September and ends in May. Hispanic American Council 554 E. 10th Street Erie, PA Phone: (814) Fax: (814) Contact: Kathy Maack, Education Supervisor Services: ESL Other services of agency: Employment training/referral, case management, drug and alcohol outreach, AIDS/HIV education, Immigration services, citizenship classes, Day Care Languages spoken by staff: Spanish, Russian, Bosnian, Arabic, Vietnamese No. of students: 250 No. of paid staff: 40 No. of volunteers: 5 Counties in which program operates: Erie Description of program: The Hispanic American Council is a nonprofit, community-based organization that serves Erie County Residents in a wide variety of ways: education (ESL), employment, outreach, case management, translation (Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Vietnamese, Bosnian), AIDS/HIV education, and refugee services. The ESL classes are open to any adult Erie County resident. We have three teachers and four levels of instruction. The four levels (phonics, beginning, intermediate, advanced) of ESL instruction are offered free to Erie County residents. Students study between six and 25 hours a week, depending on individual needs. Huntingdon County Child & Adult Development Corp. 52 Juniata Avenue Huntingdon, PA Phone: (814) , ext 125 Fax: (814) Contact: Sandra L. Carowick, Education Programs Director/Instructor Website: Services: Literacy ABE GED Family Literacy/Even Start Other services of agency: Head Start, Early Head Start; day care services No. of students: 110 No. of paid staff: 7 No. of volunteers: 12 Program locations: Huntingdon, Mt. Union, Orbisonia Counties in which program operates: Huntingdon Description of program: Project Reach incorporates goal-setting, diagnostic and prescriptive individualized literacy and ABE-level instruction in a holistic system approach to adult learning. A variety of additional instruction, video-based math and writing materials, as well as parenting and budgeting strands using small-group instruction. IHM Center for Literacy and GED Program 425 W. Lindley Avenue Philadelphia, PA Phone: (215) Fax: (215) Contact: Sister M. Anne Smith, ABE Program Director Services: Literacy ABE GED ESL Languages spoken by staff: Spanish, German and Italian No. of students: 506 No. of paid staff: 2 No. of volunteers: 37 Program locations: North Philadelphia Site: 425 W. Lindley Avenue Southwest Philadelphia Site: 929 S. Farragut St. Counties in which program operates: Philadelphia Description of program: To teach English to speakers of other languages and to alleviate illiteracy by equipping our learners with the skills that are necessary to function in today s world. Indian Valley Opportunity Center 75 West Broad Street Souderton, PA Phone: (215) Contacts: Richard G. Detwiler, Director; Leslie Brian, Family Literacy Services: Literacy ABE GED ESL Workplace Family Literacy/Even Start Other services of agency: Social Services: Case management, information and referral, emergency assistance, food pantry, parenting skills, training and counseling, immigration counseling, interpreting and translating Languages spoken by staff: Spanish, Vietnamese No. of students: 250 No. of paid staff: 13 No. of volunteers: 45 Counties in which program operates: Montgomery and a small part of Bucks Description of program: Social services to low-income people. Language and culture bridging services to multicultural community. Adult education services: volunteer tutoring program - literacy, ABE, GED, ESL. ESL program-community classes and workplace classes. Indochinese American Council 4936 Old York Road Philadelphia, PA Phone: (215) Fax: (215) Contact: Vuong G. Thuy, Executive Director Services: Literacy ABE GED ESL Workplace Family Literacy/Even Start Other services of agency: Basic education, computer training, counseling, employment, healthcare training, tutoring, youth educational programs (after school, summer and year-round). 19

20 Intermediate Unit #1 Languages spoken by staff: French, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Russian, Korean, Creole No. of students: 45 No. of paid staff: 15 No. of volunteers: 6 Counties in which program operates: Philadelphia Description of program: The Indochinese-American Council (IAC) s mission is to help disadvantaged, multi-racial minority Americans including newly-arrived refugees and immigrants from all parts of the world to achieve social, economic and educational advancement and mobility. In addition, the IAC promotes racial harmony and cultural understanding between members of different ethnic groups in American society. The organization is headquartered at Old York Road, Philadelphia. The services provided by the IAC include basic education, employment and skills training, counseling and employment services, tutoring, and mentoring. Intermediate Unit #1 One Intermediate Unit Drive Coal Center, PA Phone: (724) Fax: (724) Contact: Sue R. Conrady, ABE Program Director Website: Services: Literacy ABE GED Workplace Other services of agency: Institutional ABE, GED testing No. of students: 600 No. of paid staff: 20 No. of volunteers: 5 Program locations: First Baptist Church, Waynesburg Adult Learning Ctr, Uniontown Hunter s Ridge Comm. Ctr, Brownsville Burgettstown Comm. Library Keystone Ed Bldg, California Carmichaels H.S. entral Greene H.S., Waynesburg Heritage Library, McDonald Masontown Literacy, Masontown Elementary School Washington CareerLink GARC-Workplace-Opportunity Ctr, Prosperity Waynesburg CareerLink Greene Co. Correctional Facility, Waynesburg Washington Co. Correctionsl Facility Counties in which program operates: Greene, Fayette, Washington Description of program: The Adult Education program serves undereducated adults in three counties through individualized literacy, ABE and GED classes taught by PA-certified teachers. Flexible schedules and various class locations available throughout Fayette, Greene, and Washington counties. Jefferson-Clarion Head Start 240 Allegheny Blvd., Suite E Brookville, PA Contacts: Steven Berfield, Chris Johnson Phone: (814) Services: Family Literacy/Even Start Korean Community Development Service Center 6055 N. 5th Street Philadelphia, PA Phone: (215) Fax: (215) Contact: Albert W. Rostien, ABE Program Director Services: ESL Other services of agency: Community-based services: social, health, legal Languages spoken by staff: Korean, Spanish, Chinese, Cambodian, Vietnamese No. of students: 211 No. of paid staff: 8 No. of volunteers: 3 Counties in which program operates: Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, Bucks, Delaware Description of program: Program designed to use trained instructors to help adults improve their basic reading and writing skills. Through free educational enhancement services, the needs of the city and its surrounding area are being met. La Comunidad Hispana 223 Birch Street Kennett Square, PA Phone: (610) ext. 10 Fax: (610) Contact: Mary Ann Sanders, ABE Program Director Services: GED ESL Other services of agency: La Comunidad Hispana also provides a wide range of social services and operates Project Salud, a nursemanaged primary care clinic. All services are bilingual/bicultural. Languages spoken by staff: Spanish No. of students: 300 No. of paid staff: 12 No. of volunteers: 10 Counties in which program operates: Chester Description of program: Provides ESL, citizenship, pre-ged and GED (in Spanish), classes in the Southern Chester County area. Agency staff are bilingual. The program works in collaboration with all ABLE-funded programs in Chester County. Lackawanna College 501 Vine Street Scranton, PA Phone: Fax: (570) Contact: Anita Cola, Director Services: Literacy ABE GED ESL Languages spoken by staff: Spanish No. of students: 200 No. of paid staff: 8 Program locations: Lackawanna College Scranton - ABE, GED, ESL Lackawanna College Hazleton - ABE, GED Clarks Summit State Hospital - Literacy Counties in which program operates: Lackawanna, Luzerne Description of program: Program provides a variety of adult education programs including literacy, adult basic education, GED, 20

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