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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