BeLit Programs

Free classes and training to achieve personal and professional goals.


Beyond Literacy’s free classes and programs create life-changing opportunities— not only for the 1,500 adult learners we serve citywide — but for their families and the community-at-large.

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Adult Basic Education


Beyond Literacy’s Adult Basic Education Program helps learners improve their reading, writing, and math skills. Proficiency in these areas is a game-changer for people who are otherwise unable to attain employment, thrive in school, gain citizenship, and pursue other life opportunities.

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English Language Learning

English as a Second Language

Many immigrants and refugees coming to Philadelphia have reached safety by escaping great hardships, poverty, and unrest, and seek freedom and better economic opportunities. Our learners range from having experienced little to no schooling to being accomplished professionals in their homeland.

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Computer Basics and Digital Skills

Bridging the digital divide 

Beyond Literacy provides essential tech support to our learners and the greater Philadelphia  community. With weekly computer skills workshops at our centers, in addition to our Mobile Learning Lab which travels to commmunities in most need, BeLit is helping bridge the digital divide. 

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Workforce Programs

Take your career to new heights

Interested in a high-paying career in an in-demand field? Beyond Literacy offers free preperation classes and exclusive workforce programs to support our learners on their journey towards a successful career with Pennsylvania’s largest green energy and utilities providers.

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Energy Employment Pipeline

Our pre-apprenticeship programs and partnerships align to in-demand jobs including middle- and high-wage careers. BeLit prepares adult learners with paid work experience, classroom instruction, and portable, nationally recognized credentials that help future-proof our City’s workforce.

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Higher Education

Flexible and Affordable

Beyond Literacy provides essential post-secondary education options to our learners such as offering an accessible, low-cost Associates Degree program in a variety of majors through our partner, Harcum College, taught at our campus.

Rediscover learning

Free, personalized learning

Rediscover Learning

Beyond Literacy helps adult learners improve their reading, writing, and math skills on their journey to receiving a GED, post-secondary education, and a career.

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