The Literacy Council of Southwestern PA

What we’re about

The mission of the Literacy Council of Southwestern PA (LCSWPA) is to empower adults and families with literacy skills that enable them to lead successful, fulfilled lives as members of our communities.

The LCSWPA transforms lives by giving the gift of reading, writing, and language skills to adults and their families, thereby empowering individual economic opportunity, a deeper sense of community, and a higher quality of life.

Founded in 1985 the LCSWPA is a volunteer-run, privately funded 501c(3) non-profit that has worked with thousands of adults and their families to improve reading, writing and English skills.¬†We offer a broad range of services including: low-level Literacy & Adult Basic Education Tutoring, English as a Second Language Tutoring & Classes, GED Tutoring & Classes, Civics & Citizenship Tutoring & Classes, Baby Book Bag Project, and a Children’s Literacy program.

Our Services

Our Sponsors

Giving Circles

Diamond Circle

  • EQT Corporation
  • Washington Financial Charitable Foundation
  • Centimark Foundation
  • Dollar General Literacy Foundation
  • United Way of Washington County
  • Washington Rotary Club
  • Washington County Community Foundation
  • Washington Health System
  • Chapman Corporation
  • Observer Publishing Company
  • Community Action Southwest
  • John W. Chapman
  • Ann K. Drach

Platinum Circle

  • Noble Energy, Inc
  • Range Resources Corporation
  • Anica D. Rawnsley

Gold Circle

  • Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
  • Vibrant Pittsburgh
  • Precision Marshall Steel Company
  • Markwest Liberty
  • James. R. Femia
  • Martha Y. Berman
  • John C. & Dorothy Tecklenburg, II
  • Rosa Beth Snyder-Boyd
  • Washington Area Federal Teachers Credit Union
  • Aethna Better Health
  • Dr. Sally Mounts
  • William J. & Laura Campbell
  • Patrick & Christine O’Brien
  • Fairhill Manor Christian Church
  • EWS Foundation
Silver Circle
  • AccuTrex Products, Inc.
  • Slovenian Savings and Loan Association
  • Martha L. Hansotte
  • John McCarthy
  • Megan L. Faust
  • Scott & Denise Briggs
  • John & Celia Reynolds
  • Helen & Eric Crunick
  • Martin & Judy Beichner, Jr.
  • Greenbriar Treatment Center
  • Robert & Joyce Anderson
  • Susan D. Mullen
  • William M. Kline, II
  • Col William Wallace Chapter DAR
Bronze Circle
  • Northwest Savings Bank
  • Ambulance and Chair Service
  • Allan Junker
  • Aleta Richmond
  • Arthur & Margaret Sullivan
  • Bassi, Vreeland & Associates
  • Beth Kairush
  • Canton Gravel & Supply
  • Charles Kreuzer
  • Community Bank
  • Diana Irey Vaughan
  • E. Ronald Salvitti, MD
  • Friend Aircare
  • First National Bank
  • First Federal Savings & Loans
  • Julianne Hostovich
  • Guy & Marie Montecalvo
  • Jack & Betsie Trew
  • Jackson Milhollan
  • James & Carol Ann Campbell
  • Jan Waldrop
  • Jarol G. DeVoge
  • James & Nancy Proudfit
  • Joseph Piszczor
  • Judith Ickes
  • Allan Junker
  • Kathleen Voigt
  • Kenneth L. Baker
  • Leikar & Leikar Attorneys at Law
  • Linda Krause
  • Louise D. Wines
  • Mary K. Pruss
  • Maureen P. Andrews
  • Michael L. Lehman
  • Millie A. Crouse
  • Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church
  • A. Parker & Alice Burroughs
  • Phyllis Zaccarino
  • Mary K. Pruss
  • R. G. Johnson Company, Inc.
  • Roberta A. Cross & John Nesbit
  • Sandra Todaro
  • Stella Debby Rosko
  • Susan King
  • Tammy Young
  • Testa Machine
  • Thelma Strosser
  • Thomas & Peggy Northup
  • Union Grill
  • Carolyn Kyler
  • Jocelyn Sheppard
  • William & Carolyn Campbell
  • Debbie Cochran
  • Accessible Options Inc.
  • Mary Ann O. Fox
  • Upper Crust Italian Deli
Crystal Circle
  • Andrews & Minna Allison
  • Nancy Backenstoss
  • Debra Costello
  • James & Regina Dhayer
  • Phillips & Faldowski, PC
  • Alan & Ellen Fleissner
  • Gary & Kathy Ford
  • Daniel & Susan Haluko
  • Gregory & Maryr Hoyer
  • Melinda Hudson
  • Joseph & Kathleen Kanotz
  • Janet Little
  • Kathleen Williams
  • William & Rachel Zilcosky
  • Mt. Lebonan Office Furniture & Interiors
  • Paulette Marasco
  • Traci McDonald Kemp
  • Susan Morgan
  • Dave & Bethann Palone
  • Ashley Williams Patton
  • James & M. Sue Pitzer
  • Gene & Consuello Sheller
  • Edwin & Phyllis Simonini
  • Audra Redick
  • Edward & DOnna Sukel
  • Dave & Martha Ward