Empowering Lives Through Literacy

Supporting the Berks County area since 1968
Literacy Council Students

The Literacy Council of Reading-Berks serves adults and businesses, offering free classes, workshops, private tutoring, and off-site training.



Helping adults read & write proficiently

High School Equivalency

Helping adults complete their high school education

Workforce Development

Supporting businesses to elevate their employees and workers to achieve success on the job


Helping adults become productive citizens

Your donation today creates a lifetime of opportunity.

Because of you, local parents, workers, and neighbors will gain vital reading, English language, and computer skills. They will earn a high school equivalency degree, get a job, enroll in college, help their children in school, and much more. With many people on our waiting list, your donation is urgently needed.
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We need volunteer tutors!

Become a tutor and you can help others open the book to their full potential. No previous teaching experience is necessary - only a desire to help someone learn.
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Register for a class and begin your journey!

When people come to us, they’re committed to making a change, and they’re ready to do the work. We have helped thousands of adults reach their goals.