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Beyond Literacy Receives Transformative $2 Million Gift from MacKenzie Scott’s Yield Giving Open Call Competition

Today, MacKenzie Scott’s Yield Giving announced Beyond Literacy (BeLit), Philadelphia’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering adults through free literacy and language education, is one of the top-scoring Yield Giving Open Call awardees working with people and in places experiencing the greatest need in the United States. BeLit received a transformational $2 million donation from MacKenzie Scott’s Yield Giving platform.

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Literacy Creates Economic Opportunity 

In recognizing national Adult Education and Family Literacy Week (September 18-22), we need to be honest that for many Philadelphians, literacy is not a given. The gap between low literacy skills and the chance of finding family-sustaining work in today’s labor market is alarming. By 2030…

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