Learning for Work & Life

Beyond Literacy provides opportunities for adults and families by harnessing the power of literacy through free, high-quality education. Literacy is the ability to read and write and studies show that literacy can lift people out of poverty. As the largest literacy agency in Philadelphia, BeLit helps learners improve their reading, writing, math, English language, digital literacy, and workplace skills. Our classes move students from learning to earning, helping them succeed as workers, parents, and neighbors.

Graduating student
Happy Student graduates with GED with Beyond Literacy in Philadelphia, PA

Become A Learner

Learn how you can take classes to move from learning to earning.

Employer partners in Philadelphia work with Beyond Literacy and give thumbs up on workforce training and vocational education programs and services in Philadelphia

Partner With Us

Unleash the power of literacy and learning to help adults succeed in the workforce.

Mother with children in Philadelphia gets education with Beyond Literacy to succeed in life in Philadelphia

Make A Donation

Donate to Beyond Literacy, which serves as the largest literacy agency in Philadelphia.


Kickstart Your Career

Human Services associate's degree with Beyond Literacy and Harcum College in Philadelphia, PA

Affordable Associate's Degree Program

This program prepares you for a rewarding, service-oriented career assisting individuals and families. Join this rewarding field quickly, by earning an associate’s in human services.

Career and Job Readiness Programs in Philadelphia, PA with Beyond Literacy

Energy Career Prep Class

Utility workers earn an average of $20 to $46 per hour plus overtime. Energy Companies are Hiring! This 8-week, no-cost class gives you a head start.

Common goals and stakeholders

The Community Learning Center and Center for Literacy merge to become Beyond Literacy! While each organization brings different skills and approaches, inspiring learners for life is our top priority and overarching goal. We have combined our efforts to unleash the power of literacy and learning to help adults be successful at home and in the workforce.

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