How You Can Help

What You Can Do

The Challenge

Low skills create barriers to a good job. There are 104,000 adults in our service area who struggle with low skills ( Some of the causes of adult low literacy include learning disabilities, leaving school early, hearing loss, poverty, frequent moving, adverse childhood experiences, and limited English proficiency.

The Solution

The good news is that skills can be learned. Providing access to high quality, free basic education services gets adults on a career pathway that leads to a good job through stackable credentials and ongoing training.

The Impact

In the Case for Investment in Adult Basic Education (Kevin Morgan, Dr. Peter Waite and Michele Diecuch), adults participating in adult basic education programs:

  • show a dramatic increase in income over time, especially those participating for 100 or more hours who average $10,000 more in annual income.
  • are more likely to show skill improvement compared to non-particpants who showed virtually no literacy skill gain over time.
  • are more likely to obtain a high school equivalency credential than non-participants.
  • are more likely to pursue.
  • are more likely to vote.

Leave a Legacy of Lifelong Learning

Your gift to the Literacy & Learning Success Centers (LLSC) can ensure that deserving adults in both Lancaster and Lebanon counties can pursue an education and meet their goals. Your gift will help LLSC continue to offer programs and services that will allow students to gain the education and skills they need to be active, productive and contributing family members, workers and community members.

What is legacy giving?

Legacy giving, generally referred to as “planned giving,” is a donation made by an individual through a will or other formal designation. Legacy gifts are typically prepared with a financial planner and are meant to reflect the values and desires of the donor. As the name suggests, most donors want to leave a legacy or memory of their life through their posthumous giving.

Legacy giving can take several forms, including recurring donations that begin while the donor is alive and continue after they’re deceased. And legacy gifts don’t have to be monetary, either. They can include material goods, property, stocks—anything that’s of value to the beneficiary (

Watch this video to learn more about the impact of The Literacy Council…

DONATE INVEST in your community

Supporting adult literacy and basic education in your community is a sound investment. Adult education programs have measurable returns. This comes in the form of increased tax revenue and reduced reliance on social services. Educated citizens work, pay taxes and give back to their communities.

The official registration and financial information of The Literacy Council of Lancaster-Lebanon, LVA, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

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VOLUNTEER SHARE your time. CHANGE lives.

Be a catalyst for amazing change in someone’s life. Teach them to read and write. You can make the difference between safety and peril, between employment and shelter living, between fulfillment and despair. Learn more on our site and get in touch. Contact Jane Myers, Volunteer Services Coordinator at 717-295-5523 or