Franklin County PA Literacy Council

our programs

It's about lifting adults through literacy.

Adult Basic Education

Common life necessities such as seeking employment and reading food or drug labels are impacted when an individual’s literacy is low. The FCLC offers free, 1-on-1 or small group classes for those interested in increasing their reading, writing, math, and/or computer skills.

GED/HSE and Employment skills

Seventy-five percent of PA employers demand education beyond high school. FCLC provides ongoing pre-GED, GED, and High School Equivalency classes and testing for those ready to begin a path to improved employment oportunities.

English Language Classes (ESL/ELL)

Communication is one of the first skills we learn in life. The ability to speak with, write to, and understand others is essential to navigating our surroundings. The FCLC offers free tutoring for all levels of English Language Learners seeking to improve their proficiency.

Citizenship Test Preparation

The FCLC provides free tutoring for those seeking to become United States citizens. While the FCLC does not administer the citizenship test, we can provide resource information, study helps, and encouragement to individuals who are preparing for this difficult exam.

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our mission

The FCLC is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering adults and improving our community through literacy.
Empowering Franklin County communities through Literacy for over 30 years.

Nearly 1-in-5 residents of Franklin County are deficient in basic reading, math, and computer skills, which places our region at a greater risk for poor health, domestic abuse, crime, and poverty. Because we know that improving literacy benefits communities by enriching the economy, lowering health costs, and reducing crime, our mission at the Franklin County Literacy Council (FCLC) is to aid the low-literate adults of our communities in their efforts to increase their literacy and improve their life skills.

The FCLC has been serving and empowering Franklin County residents 17 years of age and older by providing free, tailored-to-need literacy programs through the aid of dedicated volunteers and generous donations from community partners and individual contributors since 1985.

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