Pathways to Success Education and Career Fair

GLA is partnering with Greenville Technical College and Hispanic Alliance to present career and education opportunities customized for individuals in the Hispanic community. Pathways to Success Education and Career Fair will take place on Monday, July 14th from 4:30-7:30 in the Greenville Technical College Admissions and Registration Center multi-purpose room  located at McAlister Square.

The event will include:

  • Information about ESL classes for all levels
  • Information about Greenville Technical College academic programs for degree-seeking students
  • Information about Quick Jobs with a Future short-term career training
  • Bilingual recruiters and program advisors to discuss available opportunities


Contact Lissette Treanor at (864) 250-8396 for more information.

Preview Party Tickets (Online Purchase)

If you prefer to do your shopping  during our Really Good, Really Big, Really Cheap Book Sale in a less crowded, more relaxed atmosphere, the  Preview Party is perfect for you!  You’ll get the luxury of shopping the evening before the actual sale and enjoy light hors d’oeurves and wine while you do it! 

Join us Friday, August 15th at McAlister Square.

For information on ticket prices and to purchase tickets online, click here.

Liz Murray: From Homeless to Harvard to Greenville

Liz Murray’s life was portrayed in the movie, Homeless to Harvard, and she is the author of the New York Times Bestseller, Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard.  Ms. Murray will be sharing her incredible story here in Greenville at the GLA hosted event: From Homeless to Harvard to Greenville.

Join us at the Greenville Country Club on Thursday, August 7th.

**Proceeds benefit Greenville Literacy Association.

For information on ticket prices and to purchase tickets online, click here.


Book Sale Donation Locations

You may drop off your new and used books June 9 – August 1  at the locations listed here.

**If you would like to like to drop off books at our McAlister Square center, you may do so Monday – Friday from 9:00-4:00.  Call the main office at (864) 467-3456 fo for assistance with unloading books.

The McAlister Square center located at:
225 South Pleasantburg Drive
Suite C-10
Greenville, SC


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GLA Summer Schedule

ALL learning centers will be closed on Fridays during the months of June, July and August.  Please see a program manager at your center for any questions and/or concerns.

**Our Downtown (McAlister Square) center will still open, for book donations only, on Fridays .  If you need to drop off books on a Friday, please call 864-467-3456,  and someone will come out to the loading dock and help you with your books.

Volunteers Needed: Tutors (Golden Strip & Greer )


The Golden Strip and Greer Learning Centers will be expanding their programs to offer evening classes Monday-Thursday, starting the week of June 2nd.  To do so, the centers need ESL and ABE tutors!  Both centers have volunteer opportunities  are available for ALL levels of ESL and ALL GED subjects (reading, writing, math, science and social studies).

For more information  about opportunities at Simpsonville/Golden Strip Learning Center, call (864) 688-2212 or email Harriet at
For more info about opportunities at the Greer Learning Center, email Jennifer at

Tutor In-Service Wrap-Up

Thank you to all of the presenters and volunteers who made out 2014 Spring In-Service and  Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast a great success. 

You will find a list of topics that were covered and some pictures from the event, below.

Adult Basic Education (ABE) Sessions:
Number Sense – Marti Johnson
Reading Strategies for Language Arts, Science & Social Studies – Anna Woodham and Tiffany Cherry
Hands-on Activities for ABE Classrooms -  Bonnie Anderson, Kaila Moon,Laura Scott

 English as a Second Language (ESL) Sessions:
Technology in the ESL Classroom – Tonya Creamer

Improving Student Retention – Tonya Creamer

My Story, My Voice: Defying Expectations

My Story, My Voice: Defying Expectations was a free dramatic storytelling performance, held at the Warehouse Theater (WHT), featuring GLA students.    It was an inspiring evening of autobiographical stories about life defying expectations, written and performed by Greenville Literacy Association students and Furman University Theatre students. The who worked extremely hard with help of acting coaches from Warehouse Theatre and Furman Theatre to prepare their presentations.

Thank you to everyone who came to support our students, it was truly a moving experience.  Also, a big THANK YOU to Furman University Theatre for working with GLA students to write and share their stories. to WHT teaching artists, Prentiss and Kevin, WHT artistic associate, Maegan Azar, GLA volunteer, Katherine Latham, and to the Metropolitan Arts Council for supporting this partnership.

Here are some pictures from the evening: