Literacy Action recently opened the doors to its new state-of-the-art learning complex in the Peachtree Center tower, centrally located in downtown Atlanta. With the ribbon cutting on August 14, the new campus will provide the opportunity for Literacy Action to continue to meet the growing community needs of adult education students.

“We’re happy to introduce this state of the art learning space to both the local community and to our adult students who will benefit from the improvements,” said Althea Broughton, a partner at Arnall Golden Gregory law firm and Literacy Action’s Board Chair. “The new campus allows Literacy Action to reach more students in Atlanta as it focuses on ways to provide quality instruction and remove key barriers to employment or academic advancement through literacy.”

The new location provides students with technology infused learning environments. The campus will increase the number of classrooms and provide each classroom access to laptop computers, a projector and screen, as well as a technology to turn any whiteboard into a digital tool. In addition to the classrooms, the students will have access to supplemental learning areas focused on ensuring they have the skills needed to thrive in today’s technology focused world. The Success Center is equipped with computers, books, and a testing lab. The Digital Inclusion program links adults to technology and teaches them the skills needed to use technology as a tool to self-sufficiency. The new facility also offers ease of transportation, as it has a dedicated entrance to the MARTA Peachtree Center station.

“As evidenced by a 218% increase in participants in just the last three years alone, our community needs quality adult education resources,” says Kate Boyer, Interim Executive Director of Literacy Action. “The new location is more accessible to students, faculty and staff, which allows Literacy Action to expand its offerings in a safe, professional environment.”

We were also honored to have Alicia Philipp, President at the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, present us with the 2017 Managing for Excellence Award.