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Greenville Literacy Association

Listing Last Update: August 24, 2018

Location

225 South Pleasantburg Drive
Suite C-10
Greenville, SC 29607
www.greenvilleliteracy.org

Primary Contact

Elizabeth Roser

(864) 467-3456

roser@greenvilleliteracy.org

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To find a family literacy program
  • 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
  • To become a U.S. citizen

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer
  • Family literacy program

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Program Overview

The Greenville Literacy Association provides quality adult education in a flexible and comfortable environment.It is our goal to provide affordable and effective help for all people - no matter what your income or education level.

Mission Statement

Greenville Literacy Association's mission is to enrich our community by increasing the literacy and employability of our citizens.

Hours of operation: 8:30am-8:30pm

Cost info: $20.00 Program Fee for students per session. We have four sessions in one program year January - December.

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

Tarnisha didn't believe she could return to school as an adult. Having not finished high school due to external influences, she dropped out and had her first child at the age of 13. She was never quite able to give up on her dream, however, of making her mother proud and being a good role model to her girls.

Tarnisha started her time here at GLA in 2015 with the goal of finally getting her GED after ultimately realizing that no one is ever too old to return to school, . After a short time, she passed three out of the four subjects of the exam but eventually had to take a break in her studies due to family life.

After having her last child in 2017, Tarnisha returned to GLA in January 2018 and enrolled in GLA's intensive GED Bootcamp hoping to finally knock out the math section of the GED to complete her high school equivalency.

So now, her long and emotional journey is over. GLA is happy to announce that Tarnisha is a GLA GED graduate who will walk in a cap and gown in our graduation ceremony in May! To make this even more of a success story, Tarnisha is currently enrolling in Greenville Technical College's Health Information Management program. She has always wanted to pursue a career in healthcare and this Associate's program seems to be just the right fit for a busy mom like herself. We are very proud of Tarnisha and her determination to make her dreams a reality and to be a good example to her children!

Program’s Demographics/Metrics

2016-2017 Program Demographics

Program as a whole:
Served 1,154 adults
Male - 460 Female - 694
Ethnicity White - 343 Black - 264 Hispanic - 410 Asian/Pacific Islander - 125 Native American - 3 Two or more races - 9
Age 17-21 = 129 22-39 = 563 40-64 = 424 65-74 = 26 75 and older = 12
Household income 0-$21,000 - 902 $22,000-$33,000 - 151 $34,000-$44,000 - 51 $45,000 and above - 50


ABE Program
Served 611 adults
Male - 297 Female - 314
Ethnicity White - 256 Black - 261 Hispanic - 72 Asian/Pacific Islander - 14 Native American - 3 Two or more races - 5
Age 17-21 = 101 22-39 = 279 40-64 = 209 65-74 = 15 75 and older = 7
Household income 0-$21,000 - 474 $22,000-$33,000 - 87 $34,000-$44,000 - 22 $45,000 and above - 28


ESL Program
Served 543 adults
Male - 160 Female - 383
Ethnicity White - 87 Black - 11 Hispanic - 330 Asian/Pacific Islander - 111 Native American - 0 Two or more races - 4
Age 17-21 = 28 22-39 = 272 40-64 = 227 65-74 = 11 75 and older = 5
Household income 0-$21,000 - 422 $22,000-$33,000 - 66 $34,000-$44,000 - 32 $45,000 and above - 23

Program Status:
Active