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.
Become A Learner
Learn how you can take classes to move from learning to earning.
Partner With Us
Unleash the power of literacy and learning to help adults succeed in the workforce.
Make A Donation
Donate to Beyond Literacy, which serves as the largest literacy agency in Philadelphia.
Kickstart Your Career
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.
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.
Welcome to Beyond Literacy!
Beyond Literacy is fully operational and offers hybrid and in-person classes to our adult learners.
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.