We teach literacy skills in English to empower adults for successful engagement in the home, workplace, and community.

York County Literacy Council

In our 45th year of service, the York County Literacy Council (YCLC) continues its mission to teach literacy skills, in English, to empower adults for successful engagement in the home, workplace, and community.

YCLC provides FREE 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 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.

YCLC also 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 FREE GED classes to instruct students as they work to pass their GED/HISET exam. Beginning in May 2017, the York County Literacy Council extended 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

Our Career Pathways Program provides an opportunity for health care students to receive instruction on Characteristics of Professionalism and preliminary vocabulary, medical math, anatomy and physiology before entering their health care studies at York County School of Technology.   Additional Career Pathways such as Manufacturing and Information & Technology are in development stages.

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.



Transformation takes place in many forms.  As York County Literacy Council strives to help adults of York County transform their lives by providing free adult education, we have launched a transformation into a new site.  After many years of enjoying the space at the United Way Building it was time to move into a location that provided additional space.  We are now located at 1416 6th Ave., York, Pa.  17403.  We are excited to be here and look forward to utilizing our new classrooms and welcoming visitors.  We continue to follow the CDC guidelines for virus protection.


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