The Literacy Center's Mission is to help people of the Lehigh Valley achieve the literacy and English language skills needed to succeed in life.
We will be a leader in community-based literacy education built on innovative, cost-effective services that ensure excellent student outcomes.
Literacy, as a common good, is key to success in the family, workplace and community life.
All people have the capacity to learn and should have the opportunity to improve their literacy skills.
Mutual respect is key in our relationships with individuals with different backgrounds and perspectives.
Collaboration with like-minded others should be encouraged as we strive to reach the common goal of literacy.
Honesty, integrity, high professional and ethical standards, and responsible stewardship of funds and other resources will be the basis upon which we make decisions.
The Literacy Center is a
dedicated to high-quality,
neighborhood-based literacy education that improves the
quality of life for our
students and their
Services are provided at no
cost to students. The
Literacy Center’s programs
are supported by funding
from the Pennsylvania
Department of Education
(Bureau of Adult Basic and
Literacy Education), Lehigh
County, the City of
Allentown, United Way of the
Greater Lehigh Valley, as
well as private foundations
and donors. Interested in ways to donate? click here to be directed to our Funding and Philanthropy page.