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  • Education is strongly related to the level of income inadequacy: householders with less education are much more likely to have insufficient income than those with more education
  • Civics classes: three providers, beginning fall 2010

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  • 1. Adult Literacy Services in Delaware County
    • Presenters
    • Delaware County Literacy Coalition Co-Chairs
    • Carol Goertzel, President/CEO, PathWays PA
    • &
      • Madeline Bialecki, Executive Director,
      • Delaware County Literacy Council
  • 2. Literacy Providers
    • Center for Alternative Learning
    • Center for Literacy
    • Chester Upland School District
    • Delaware County Community College
    • Delaware County Literacy Council
    • PathWays PA  
  • 3. Coalition Partners
    • CareerLink®
      • Chester City
      • Delaware County Community College
    • Office of Employment & Training
    • Pennsylvania Bureau of Adult & Basic Literacy Education
    • Workforce Investment Board of Delaware County
  • 4. Delaware County Literacy Coalition
    • Providing instruction to help Delaware County residents get the training and jobs that will lead to family-sustaining employment
    • 1,345 students served in 2009-10
  • 5. Population Data for Delaware County
    • Total population: 550,864
      • Percentage with no high school diploma: 13.5%
      • Percentage who speak a language other than English: 9.3%
      • Percentage living below the poverty level: 8.9%
  • 6. Educational Attainment Age 25 and Over, 2005-2007
  • 7. Education Levels Below Self-Sufficiency
    • FPL = $14,570 for family of two, Standard for Delco family of adult and preschooler is $43,343, 297% of FPL
  • 8. Services Provided
    • Classes and Tutoring in ABE and ESL
    • On-site classes at CareerLink®
    • GED® Preparation
    • WorkKeys® and KeyTrain® Preparation
    • Industry Partnership Prep Classes
    • New : English Language Civics classes serving 162 students
  • 9. Waiting Lists
    • The Bureau of ABLE, has cut back programs by 47% last two years
    • As we work to serve the many students who have entered our classes this Fall, we have stopped adding to waiting lists.
  • 10. Questions/Comments?
    • For more information, please contact Coalition co-chairs:
    • PathWays PA – www.pathwayspa.org
      • Carol Goertzel, President/CEO
      • 310 Amosland Road, Holmes PA 19043
      • In Delaware County: 610-543-5022
      • Statewide: 800-209-2914
    • Delaware County Literacy Council – www.delcoliteracy.org
      • Madeline Bialecki, Executive Director
      • 2217 Providence Avenue, Chester, PA 19013
      • 610-876-4811