Providing programming and classes to prepare adult learners to achieve their next level of best.
Our mission is to build better futures for adults by teaching literacy, life, and work skills that empower them to reach their highest potential.
Literacy Action is a pipeline to employment, better wages, technical colleges, and the university system. We offer free classes to all levels of adult (ages 16 and over) learners working toward a certain functionality goal or a specific credential, like passing the GED exam, ESL and Citizenship classes. Real world context, health, digital and financial literacy are components of every class.
Literacy Action’s vision is to set the standard of excellence in the field of adult basic education and break the intergenerational cycle of low literacy and poverty.
Our E3 model focuses on Education, Employment, and Economic Development, providing holistic support through core classes supplemented with vocational and work-readiness training and access to a strong employer network.
Founded in a church basement, we are now the oldest, largest and leading adult basic education nonprofit in the Southeastern U.S.
Through the passion and the commitment of our leadership and board, we advance our mission to build better futures through literacy, life and work skills.
Discover the impact we make through the help we receive from our community, volunteers and donors.
“With my GED securely in sight, I’ll be on my way to graduate and achieve my goal to attend Le Cordon Bleu and become a chef.”
We offer several custom volunteer experiences for corporations as well as options to assist on a regular basis, including Welcoming Day volunteers, Career Ready trainers and workshop leaders.
We offer various levels of reading and writing, mathematics, computer training, and GED preparatory classes, as well as electives in digital, health, and financial literacy.
We provide ESOL conversation classes for adult learners as well as citizenship preparation for all parts of the Citizenship Process. We also provide programming for refugee-serving organizations and local housing authorities.
In order to help prepare adults for careers, we offer certifications in Microsoft Office, Guest Services, Maintenance Tech and Northstar Digital Literacy.