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Adult Literacy Services  in Delaware County <ul><li>Presenters </li></ul><ul><li>Delaware County Literacy Coalition Co-Cha...
Literacy Providers  <ul><li>Center for Alternative Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Cheste...
Coalition Partners <ul><li>CareerLink® </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chester City </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delaware County Commu...
Delaware County Literacy Coalition <ul><li>Providing instruction to help Delaware County residents get the training and jo...
Population Data for Delaware County <ul><li>Total population: 550,864 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Percentage with no high school...
Educational Attainment  Age 25 and Over, 2005-2007
Education Levels Below Self-Sufficiency <ul><li>FPL = $14,570 for family of two, Standard for Delco family of adult and pr...
Services Provided <ul><li>Classes and Tutoring in ABE and ESL </li></ul><ul><li>On-site classes at CareerLink® </li></ul><...
Waiting Lists <ul><li>The Bureau of ABLE, has cut back programs by 47% last two years </li></ul><ul><li>As we work to serv...
Questions/Comments? <ul><li>For more information, please contact Coalition co-chairs: </li></ul><ul><li>PathWays PA –  www...
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Adult Literacy Services in Delaware County

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Adult Literacy Services in Delaware County

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

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