Beyond Literacy provides no-cost classes and life-changing career readiness training to empower and elevate adults in Philadelphia to accomplish their educational, work, and family goals.
Beyond Literacy provides services such as
Basic skills instruction and tutoring in reading, writing, science, social studies, and math
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Basic financial literacy
High School Equivalency (GED and HiSET) preparation classes
Workplace basic skills and job preparation
Digital literacy and computer skills
Remote and on-site learning!
Special Classes & Programs
Digital Skills Classes
We offer classes in two topics: essential computer skills (basic computer and internet use), and essential software skills including Microsoft Office. Complete this form if you are interested in taking a free computer class!
Kickstart Your Career
Affordable Associates Degree
Earn your Associates Degree through Harcum College taught conveniently at Beyond Literacy. Attend an info session to learn more or contact us for more information on scholarships, financial aid opportunities, and major options.
Career in Energy
Looking for a career to take you to new heights? This 8-week, no-cost class gives you a head start. Our evening/weekend test-prep class prepares you for the CAST test, the entry point to high-wage energy careers at leading companies.
Flexible Job Opportunities
Find jobs that fit your schedule without a resume or interview through Wonolo. Go online or download the app to search jobs near you. Find your next job in merchandising, warehouse operations, event staffing, administrative tasks and more.
Earn 5 nationally recognized
energy certifications while working to complete your GED! This program includes a weekly stipend and an opportunity to interview for Apprenticeship opportunities with top training and employer partners in Philadelphia.
Are you a community member looking for food, housing, transportation, peer support, or other services?
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What Our Learners Say
You’re never too old to learn something new. It’s exciting when you get that kind of knowledge and it gives you the drive to want to go on and move further.”
Class of 2021 Learner
“Everyone is very supportive of me and now I can read much more than I used to. I know I still have a long way to go to get my diploma, but I’m not giving up. I’m 62 years old and I’ve had a hard life, but it’s never too late.”