York County Literacy Council (YCLC)

York County Literacy provides classes for adults in York County, who are not able to read, write, perform basic math functions, speak and comprehend English. Instruction ranges from pre-literate to preparing to pass GED/HiSet® exam and for those seeking to earn their High School Equivalency credential in the state of Pennsylvania. Health literacy, computer literacy, financial literacy and workplace literacy are also taught in classes and through workshops.

York County Literacy Council trains volunteer tutors to provide one-to-one literacy tutoring to adult students. YCLC works with both native born and English as a Second Language Students.

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

It is estimated there are approximately 40,000 adults in York County who are functionally illiterate. YCLC services are free and confidential.  Read more about our programs here.


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Read the latest news from YCLC

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.

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 outstanding

YCLC Testing Site

Posted on May 2, 2017

Category: YCLC

Pennsylvania Department of Education:  The Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma (CSSD) is a high school equivalency credential available to Pennsylvania residents who do not possess a high school diploma and who have met criteria specified in the Pennsylvania Code (22 PA