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

Magdalena’s Article

Posted on April 8, 2016
Category: YCLC

This article was written by Magdalena, YCLC English as a Second Language Student, in 2006. Students submit articles for “Creative Compositions”, our booklet that we publish annually giving our students an opportunity to write articles and see their work published.

Charlie Hancock

Posted on March 28, 2016
Category: YCLC

Charlie Hancock was born in Jasper, Tenn., a town so small, it had only two schools: One for white students. One for blacks. Neither school allowed him to attend. Hancock’s mother was

Rebecca is on her way to success!

Posted on February 29, 2016
Category: Adult Reading

My name is Rebecca and I recently decided to get my GED so I would be able to get hired into the company that I am working for as a temp. I