Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Ten Ways the Delaware County Literacy Council (DCLC) has Succeeded


Photo Credit: N. Morris

On July 16th the Delaware County Literacy Council celebrated their 40th Anniversary, an established accomplishment.



DCLC Executive Director Kate McGeever Hyzer accepts a County Resolution honoring the Literacy Council, as Dick Linderman and Rick Durante of the DCLC Board of Directors and Michael Culp of Delaware County Council look on.



Students Desire to Achieve

Tutors and  volunteers willingness to serve


DCLC Student Carey Burns presents GED Instructor Gwen Cottman with flowers in honor of her retirement.  Gwen taught evening GED classes at DCLC for 30 years.


Donors willing to contribute 

Continual  community support
PA Representative Margo Davidson and Superintendent of Upper Darby Police Michael Chitwood were two of the VIPs serving cake at the Community Party celebrating the Literacy Council's 40 years of providing free literacy services to local adults.


730 Students Served (2013-14)

43,095 Instructional Hours (2013-14)

202 Volunteers (always room for more) (2013-14)

35 GED Graduates (2013-14)

36 New Citizens  (2013-14)


Delaware County Literacy Council is a free service to the community that offers help to adults seeking their GED and offers immigrants the opportunity to learn to read and write in English.

Funding in part is supplied by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, but donations are always welcome and appreciated.  DCLC is currently running a fundraising campaign, check this link for more information and this link to donate.

Drop-in enrollment for new students will be held August 3 through August 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 2217 Providence Avenue, Chester PA 19013. If you know anyone who would benefit from these services, they can drop in to the Literacy Council on those days or call 610-876-4811 for more information.

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