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Excellence in Literacy - Adults Achieve

Listing Last Update: April 4, 2017


250 S. Pacific Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Primary Contact

Marilyn Chaney

(412) 414-2993

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To help my child learn
  • To study for my high school equivalency exam
  • To learn English
  • To improve my math skills
  • To improve my technology skills

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer
  • Family literacy program

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Program Overview

EVO offers support to those individuals who are interested in reaching those goals in their life that seem to be impossible to achieve on their own. A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA - so one can now attend college as one has dreamed all their life. This occurs through enrollment on a one-to-one basis.

EVO has begun enrolling young adults who did not complete their high school education. Those high school courses that were completed as required are transferred as completed classes and the individual continues working on the classes that were never completed. A high school diploma can be completed in as little as 2 months or as long as 2 years. Each individual sets their own pace. Research indicates that an individual with a high school diploma is able to earn $375,000 more in a lifetime than an individual with no diploma.

Read Darnell's success story below:

Mission Statement

The mission of EVO is to build social, racial and economic bridges to connect communities, organizations and people for the enhancement and transformation of all in the East End of Pittsburgh (Bloomfield, Garfield, Friendship, East Liberty, Homewood, Wilkinsburg and Lawrenceville). The vision of EVO is to walk alongside children and families on a long-term basis as they are guided into healthy functional mature adults.

Hours of operation: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Cost info: Cost is based upon income and need. Also determined by length of time needed to complete education. Childcare can be provided through approval of CCIS. EVO can offer an exchange of volunteer service to cover the cost of high school enrollment.

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

"After waiting, and being held back by failure, I have finally fought the fight and succeeded. I have my High School Diploma and it only took 5 - 6 months. And it was pleasant and non-stressful!"

"It took me almost 3 years, and I got it! I have my High School Diploma!"

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