Our Friends, Our Partners

We thank the following organizations who have given to us over the past three years:

Bank of America

Barra Foundation

BNY Mellon Mid-Atlantic Charitable Trusts

Brownstein Group

Comcast Corporation


Dollar General Literacy Foundation

The Elsevier Foundation

Firstrust Bank

Glenmede Trust Co.

IBM Corporation

Innovative Benefit Planning, L.L.C.

The Kirszer Family Fund at The Philadelphia Foundation

The Richard and Dale Levy Fund at The Philadelphia Foundation

McLean Contributionship

Merck Foundation

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Philadelphia Foundation

Philip Devon Family Foundation, Inc.

PNC Bank

The PNC Charitable Trust

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Seattle Foundation

Solomon and Sylvia Bronstein Foundation

Stanley and Lucy Lopata Charitable Foundation

Stewart Family Foundation

Susquehanna Bank

TD Charitable Foundation

Tech Impact

Triskeles Foundation

Union Benevolent Association

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

US Bank Foundation

Xerox Legal Business Services

Special thanks to the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Philadelphia Youth Network for their support.


Center for Literacy (CFL) is an active member of the Philadelphia Adult Literacy Alliance, and a trusted partner to the Philadelphia Prison System, Mayor’s Office of Reentry, Philadelphia Reentry Coalition, Philadelphia Works, PA CareerLink, Philadelphia Youth Network, and many others.

CFL also operates programs with partners at their sites, such as Drexel’s Dornsife Center, which is a one-stop shop for the Mantua community, ESL classes at Free Library of Philadelphia sites, and customized programs for Philadelphia Prison System ex-offenders that enable them to start literacy classes immediately after their release from prison.

CFL became the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy’s fifth myPLACE℠ campus in February 2016, which means it is a one-stop shop for adult education and career preparation. In this role, CFL develops a plan for each adult learner to help them achieve a high school equivalency and move on to the next phase of their educational and career path.

How to Become a Partner

The Center for Literacy relies upon partners to fulfill its mission of serving a diverse population of learners in Philadelphia. We have a wealth of experience bringing effective programs into communities, and a network of partners that help facilitate, underwrite, host, advocate and/or champion literacy services.

If your organization is interested in exploring literacy ideas or programs, please send an email to inquiry@centerforliteracy.org.

Site Hosts

There are numerous organizations throughout Philadelphia that provide CFL with space for classes and tutoring. Current site hosts include libraries, churches, community centers, and universities. Our site partners make it possible for us to provide services in neighborhoods we otherwise might not reach. We are tremendously grateful for their support.

If your organization is interested in becoming a host site, please contact us.