About Us

York County Literacy Council is a 501 (c) (3), non-profit, educational, and human service organization whose staff and volunteers serve all residents of York County, regardless of race, creed, color, gender, national origin, or socio-economic status

York County Literacy Council (YCLC) provides several types of free classes for adults in York County.


Mission Statement

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


Circa 1978

The History of YCLC

In the 1970s, members of Church Women United and Lutheran Church Women organized a tutoring program after attending a workshop, “Each One Teach One”, offered by the Lutheran Church.  After the training, the women made a commitment to do something about illiteracy.  Doris, one of the founders, soon found an opportunity to teach a non-reader when a young man in her Sunday School was unable to read or write. The women also advertised for students seeking literacy services.  Later they expanded the tutoring program to assist the influx of Asian refugees coming to York County. In 1976 this program became the York County Literacy Council (YCLC). Incorporated in 1980, YCLC is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) educational organization, an affiliate of ProLiteracy America, Inc., and a United Way of York County partner agency.

Today, YCLC serves more than 1,000 students in York County.  York County Literacy Council is dedicated to advancing adult and family literacy in York County.  Client services are provided confidentially and free of charge to York County residents regardless of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, or socio-economic status.


Annual Reports

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2021-2022 Annual Report