Mission and History

DCLC GED Graduates

Mission

The Delaware County Literacy Council helps adults develop reading, writing, math and English Language skills to thrive in the workplace and the community.

History

The Delaware County Literacy Council was formed in 1975 by a coalition of volunteers concerned by the number of people in the community who were unable to read and write. These volunteers tutored adults based on Laubach’s model of “Each one, teach one,” with student-tutor teams forming the core of instruction.

Vision

DCLC is a leader in creating a community of lifelong learners within Delaware County. It is recognized as a “go to” resource and is sought after as a community partner.

Core Programs

Adult Basic Education (ABE)
English as a Second Language (ESL)
English Literacy / Civics Education (EL/Civics)
High School Equivalency

Values

Respect
Accessibility
Volunteerism
Ownership