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Trident Literacy Association, Inc.

Listing Last Update: May 1, 2019


6185-D Rivers Ave
N Charleston, SC 29406

Primary Contact

Eileen Chepenik

(843) 747-2223

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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
  • To become a U.S. citizen

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer
  • Family literacy program

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Program Overview

Trident Literacy was founded in 1972. We have locations throughout the tri-county region (Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester) and provide instruction to 1,000 students annually. Our students are age 17 and up and do not have a high school credential. We also teach English as a Second Language and have a FREE Early Childhood Program. Our students improve their skills, earn their GED and WorkKeys certificates. Some qualify for apprenticeship and/or job opportunities.

Mission Statement

The mission of Trident Literacy is to help adults reverse the cycle and impact of generational poverty and illiteracy through the acquisition of vital life skills.

Hours of operation: M-Th; 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Cost info: Our student fee is $5 per month. Students who receive SNAP funds do not pay any fee. No one is ever turned away for inability to pay. Scholarships are available.

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

"I am tired of feeling like a failure. I have little ones that look up to me. I want what's best for them." Nijera

"I want to show my kids that no matter what you go through in life, anything is possible." Amber
"I want to be someone in this country, and be an example for my children. I want to teach my kids that no matter how old you are, we can always work hard for our dreams to come true." America

Program’s Demographics/Metrics

Our students range in age from 17 to over 60. Most are between 19 and 45. 44% male; 56% female;

2% Asian; 36% African American; 41% Hispanic;18% White; <1% Native, Pacific Islander or Two or more races

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