The Greenville Literacy Association (GLA) has served the community of Greenville, South Carolina, and surrounding areas for over 45 years. GLA is the largest community-based adult literacy program in South Carolina and is one of the most highly developed in the nation.
Greenville Literacy recruits and trains community volunteers to provide instruction for adults who request assistance. Greenville Literacy has expanded its services to five fully equipped and staffed learning centers across Greenville County and assists church and neighborhood literacy programs near these centers.
Our mission is to empower adults to participate more effectively in the community by providing quality instruction in reading, writing, math and speaking English.
From July 2009 through June 2010, Greenville Literacy:
served 2,373 adult literacy participants
provided 456 trained volunteers led one-on-one or small group sessions
facilitated 34,498 volunteer instructional hours
We Need Your Support
GLA works in partnership with United Way of Greenville, Lifelong Learning, Greenville Technical College, Goodwill, United Ministries, OneStop, and many churches and community centers.
Greenville Literacy Association always needs new volunteers. Flexible volunteer opportunities are available to teach reading, writing, math, computer skills, Pre-GED (Social Studies, Science), and English as a Second Language to adult students. All tutors attend a training workshop prior to teaching. We would love to have you visit a Learning Center and observe a class!