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.

Founded in 1985, the LCSWPA has transformed the lives of adults and their families throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania by giving the gift of reading, writing and language skills to adults, thereby empowering economic opportunity, a sense of community and a higher quality of life. The LCSWPA is a volunteer-run, privately funded nonprofit with a mission to promote economic opportunity, a strong and united community, and a higher quality of life for all people through literacy.

The LCSWPA in collaboration with Intermediate Unit 1 provides adult tutoring services through their Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, and GED Test Preparation programs. It supports the families of the students by offering a Children’s Literacy program and the signature Baby Book Bag 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 Inc
  • Washington Health System
  • Chapman Corporation
  • Washington Hospital
  • Observer Publishing Company
  • Community Action Southwest
  • John W. Chapman
  • Ann K. Drach
  • Intermediate Unit 1
  • James & Judith Smith Charitable Fund
  • Massey Charitable Trust
  • Precision Marshall Steel Company
  • Charles Kreuzer
  • Drew & Rebecca Medva

Platinum Circle

  • Noble Energy, Inc
  • Range Resources Corporation
  • Anica D. Rawnsley
  • William J. & Laura Campbell
  • WOMEN Of Southwestern PA, Inc
  • Southwestern Pennsylvania Eye Center
  • Martha Y. Berman
  • James. R. Femia
  • Fairhill Manor Christian Church
  • Slovenian Savings and Loan Association
  • Rosa Beth Snyder-Boyd
  • Dr. Sally Mounts
  • Martin & Judy Beichner, Jr.
  • Patrick & Christine O’Brien
  • Campbell Insurance Associates
  • Salivitti Family Foundation

Gold Circle

  • Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
  • Vibrant Pittsburgh
  • Markwest Liberty Liberty Midstream & Resources
  • John C. & Dorothy Tecklenburg, II
  • Washington Area Federal Teachers Credit Union
  • Aethna Better Health
  • EWS Foundation
  • John McCarthy
  • Gene & Consuello Sheller
  • John & Celia Reynolds
  • Scott & Denise Briggs
  • AccuTrex Products, Inc.
  • Dorothy Dillenmuth
  • Tutors of Literacy in the Commonwealth
  • Munchkin Moments Photography
  • Washington County Chamber of Commerce
  • Washington County Tourism Promotion Agency
  • Greg & Wanthana Woznak
  • Roman, Vaughan & Yokum Comprehensive Dentistry

Silver Circle

  • Martha L. Hansotte
  • Megan L. Faust
  • Helen & Eric Crunick
  • Greenbriar Treatment Center
  • Robert & Joyce Anderson
  • Susan D. Mullen
  • William M. Kline, III
  • Col William Wallace Chapter DAR
  • Thomas & Peggy Northop
  • Peacock Keller & Ecker LLP
  • James & Carol Ann Campbell
  • David & Nan Leslie
  • Union Grill
  • David Vaughan
  • Kathleen Voigt
  • Bill & Carolyn Campbell
  • Jarol G. DeVoge
  • Thelma Strosser
  • Auma Actuators Inc
  • Joseph & Jennifer Presto
  • Jackson Milhollan
  • Jack & Betsie Trew
  • Paul & Mary Lynn Gras

Bronze Circle

  • Northwest Savings Bank
  • Ambulance and Chair Service
  • Allan Junker
  • Aleta Richmond
  • Arthur & Margaret Sullivan
  • Bassi, Vreeland & Associates
  • Beth Kairush
  • Canton Gravel & Supply
  • Community Bank
  • Diana Irey Vaughan
  • E. Ronald Salvitti, MD
  • Friend Aircare
  • First National Bank
  • First Federal Savings & Loans
  • Julianne Hostovich
  • Guy & Marie Montecalvo
  • Jan Waldrop
  • James & Nancy Proudfit
  • Joseph Piszczor
  • Judith Ickes
  • Allan Junker
  • 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
  • Parker & Alice Burroughs
  • Mary K. Pruss
  • R. G. Johnson Company, Inc.
  • Roberta A. Cross & John Nesbit
  • Sandra Todaro
  • Stella Rosko
  • Susan King
  • Tammy Young
  • Testa Machine
  • Carolyn Kyler
  • Jocelyn Sheppard
  • William & Carolyn Campbell
  • Debbie Cochran
  • Accessible Options Inc.
  • Mary Ann Fox
  • Upper Crust Italian Deli
  • Carol Ann Andrew
  • Brian & Sherri Smith
  • Keith & Susan James
  • William & Rachel Zilcosky
  • Phyllis Zaccarino
  • Kenneth & Susan Donahue
  • Clarence Fowler
  • Robert & Ruth Mower
  • Bernard & Kathleen Tychiniski
  • Debra Costello
  • Chris & Tracey Roe
  • Julia Erdley
  • B.P.O. Elks #776
  • Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church
  • Chuck’s Collision Shop, Inc.
  • Kathleen Williams
  • Roman & Vaughan Dentistry
  • Iryna Katsevich
  • Mary Jo Andrews
  • James McDonald
  • John & Rose Northrop
  • James & Regina Dhayer
  • Ashley Patton
  • Nathaniel Roe
  • Mary Jane Greenlee-Sertik
  • Ellen Kretchmar
  • Susan Pileggi
  • Douglas & Lucy Corwin Jr.
  • John Duskey
  • Joseph & Shirley Hardy
  • Clarejean Haury
  • Richard & Judy Louder
  • Stephen Peat
  • 84 Lumber Company

Crystal Circle

  • Andrews & Minna Allison
  • Nancy Backenstoss
  • Phillips & Faldowski, PC
  • Alan & Ellen Fleissner
  • Gary & Kathy Ford
  • Daniel & Susan Haluko
  • Gregory & Mary Hoyer
  • Melinda Hudson
  • Joseph & Kathleen Kanotz
  • Janet Little
  • Mt. Lebonan Office Furniture & Interiors
  • Paulette Marasco
  • Traci McDonald
  • Susan Morgan
  • Dave & Bethann Palone
  • James & M. Sue Pitzer
  • Edwin & Phyllis Simonini
  • Audra Redick
  • Edward & Donna Sukel
  • Dave & Martha Ward
  • Barbara Gillespie
  • Sandra Mansmann
  • Mt. Lebanon Office Equipment Co., Inc.
  • Gary & Jessica Luisi
  • Linda Lewis
  • Marlene McKay
  • AmazonSmile Foundation
  • Justin Dandoy
  • Joseph DeFilippis
  • Patrick Defilippis
  • Robert & Milana Nick
  • Tim & Terri Pawol
  • Warren & Nada Schwab
  • Jamie Stephens
  • Gary & Paulette Stout
  • Deborah Takach
  • Bradley Physical Therapy Clinic Inc.
  • Thiel College
  • Kenneth Britten
  • Shauna Lushko
  • Beaconsfield Financial Services, Inc.
  • Thomas & Kathryn Snee
  • Joy Boone
  • Stephen & Lucy Johnson
  • Pink Zebra
  • Paulette Marasco
  • Bridget Vilencia

Memorial Donations

  • Jenna Bigley, In memory of Jeannine C. Montecalvo
  • Joseph DeFilippis, In memory of Mary DeFilippis
  • Patrick Defilipis, In memory of Mary DeFilippis
  • Richard DeTemple, In memory of Esther C. Garner
  • Helen Crunick, In memory of Rosa Beth Snyder’s mother
  • Buster & Cindy Hovanec, In memory of Betty Jean Drach
  • Justin Dandoy, In memory of Betty Jean Drach
  • Kathleen Voigt, In memory of Betty Jean Drach
  • Kathleen Voigt, In memory of Frank Lutz
  • Carolyn Kyler & Jocelyn Shepard, In memory of Sally Keen
  • Gary & Jessica Luisi, In memory of Betty Jean Drach
  • Bob & Amber Meussner, In memory of Betty Jean Drach
  • Alan & Ellen Fleissner, In memory of Dorothy Wilson James
  • Paulette Marasco, In memory of Dorothy Wilson James
  • Richard Weaver, In memory of his brother John E. Weaver
  • Dr. Sally Mounts, In memory of Jackie & Roxie Kruezer
  • Warren & Nada Schwab, In memory of Mary DeFilippis
  • Stella Rosko, In memory of Sophia Malinosky
  • Donna Stemski, In memory of Betty Jean Drach
  • Tim & Terri Pawol, In memory of Mary Defilippis
  • Joy Boone, In memory of Lela Wong
  • Debra Costello, In memory of Joseph Sliman
  • Debra Costello, In memory of James J. Faiella, Sr.
  • Mary Jo Enlow Andrews, In memory of Ray Andrews
  • James Leckie, In memory of Joseph Leckie
  • Sally Mounts, In memory of Betty Jean Drach
  • Kathleen Voigt, In memory of Matthew Edward Johns
  • Louise Wines, In memory of Edward & Marjorie Phillips
  • Justin Dandoy, In memory of Betty Jean Drach
  • Dr. Sally Mounts, In memory of Betty Jean Drach
  • Keith & Susan James, In memory of Sharon Hilberer & John Collier
  • Jay King, In memory of Donna Payne’s mother
  • Lan Duong, In memory of Donna Payne’s mother
  • Ann K. Drach, In memory of Julie L. Dandoy
  • Gary & Jessica Luisi, In memory of Julie L. Dandoy
  • Bridget Vilenica, In memory of Julie L. Dandoy
  • Martin & Judy Beichner, In memory of Alfred Mazzie, Sr. and Mr. & Mrs Martin Beichner, Sr.
  • Guy & Marie Montecalvo, In memroy of James Clark Montecalvo
  • Nancy Backenstoss, In memory of Sarah Kenamond
  • Mary Jo Andrews, In memory of David R. Andrews

In Honor of

  • Kathleen Voigt, In honor of Kris Drach & Jessica Luisi
  • Nancy Backenstoss, In honor of Helen Crunick
  • Kathleen Voigt, In honor of Jessica Luisi
  • Martin & Judy Beichner, In honor of their parents, Mr. & Mrs. Martin Beichner, Sr. and Mr. & Mrs. Aldred Mazzie, Sr.
  • Michael Lehman, In honor of Lucy Gutierrez