York County Literacy Council (YCLC)

We provide a variety of classes for adults in York County who are unable to read, who want to get their High School Equivalency Certificate, and for adults who want to learn English. Read about our programs here.


Want to be a CNA? 

Click here to learn how you can get ready with YCLC’s Pre-Clinical Nurse Aide Training! To complete the Initial Contact Form to be registered for orientation, click here.



We have GED classes to instruct students as they work to pass their GED/HISET exam.

Beginning in May 2017, the York County Literacy Council extends its services to become the HiSET® High School Equivalency (paper-based) test site in York County. To register for testing or for more information about HiSET visit www.hiset.ets.org

Health literacy, computer literacy, financial literacy and workplace literacy is also taught in classes and through workshops. We also train volunteer tutors to provide one-to-one literacy training for adult students. We teach both native born adults as well as English as a Second Language Students.  It is estimated there are approximately 40,000 adults in York County who are functionally illiterate. YCLC services are free and confidential.



Interested in helping our mission?

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Read the latest news from YCLC

Double Down Challenge Success

Posted on August 17, 2017
Category: YCLC
Thank you all who made this possible!Read More >

2-Week Double Down Challenge

Posted on July 17, 2017
Category: YCLC
A generous donor understands the importance of having a HSED and has offered to match up to $5,000 raised for the Adult Reading Program between July 17 – July 31. Double the impact of your donation by donating today!Read More >

Annual Student & Volunteer Recognition Picnic

Posted on May 23, 2017
Category: YCLC
YCLC will hold the Annual Student and Volunteer Recognition Picnic on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 5 PM to 7 PM @ 800 E. King St., York, Pa.  17403 This is the time we celebrate students’ accomplishments and recognize our outstandingRead More >