Literacy Pittsburgh-Beaver County

Parent Organization

Literacy Pittsburgh

Options: Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization

Mission: Better lives through learning.

Vision: A more inclusive and productive community driven by access to education.

Purpose:Through one-to-one tutoring and small class settings, we offer a safe and supportive environment for adults to acquire reading, writing and math skills, prepare for high school equivalency exams, and gain skills to transition to jobs or college. We teach English as a second language to immigrants and refugees. Our programs have a significant economic impact on the region by taking students from learning to earning and helping them gain economic self-sufficiency. Our students become better parents, workers, and citizens.

History of Organization:

In 1976, Mary Yardumian started what was then the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) with a group of volunteers from the Pittsburgh area and ran the organization from her home. In 1982, when the demand for instruction became too great for the volunteers to handle, the organization became incorporated as a nonprofit organization with a board of directors and professional staff. On May 2, 2018 the organization name was changed to Literacy Pittsburgh. On July 1, 2018 Literacy Pittsburgh expanded its adult basic educational services to Beaver County.


PA Department of Education

Legal Structure

Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources

Government and foundation grants and private donations


Key Leaders

Name* Title/Description (Executive Director, Vice President, etc.) Phone Number 1 Phone Number 2 Fax Number Email Address
Mary Leitao Program Manager 724-773-7810

Contact Information

Contact Phone Numbers

Number* Title / Description (Telephone, Toll free, Fax, etc.)
724-773-7810 Telephone

Contact Emails

Email* Title / Description (Director, General, Intake, etc.) program Manager

Web Addresses

Website* Title / Description (National, Local office, etc.)

Primary Address

Title/Description (Corporate office, Headquarters, etc.)

Literacy Pittsburgh- Beaver County


336 College Avenue
Beaver, PA 15009
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Service Area

Beaver County

Services Provided

Available Hours

M-F 8:30am - 4:00pm

Fees/Cost for Services

No charge

Eligibility Requirements

Individuals 16 years of age and older, not currently attending high school who wish to improve their basic education skills.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments

Call 724.773.7810 for scheduling.

Handicap Accessibility


Speaker Available


Volunteer Use


Volunteer Need


Volunteer Description

Volunteer classroom aides and tutors needed for GED preparation, math review, lower level adult reading skills and English as a second language instruction.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

We are grateful to our many partners who provide financial and operational support.