Literacy Works is very proud of its accomplishments as a small non-profit with a 17-year history. Through a total commitment to our students and our community, Literacy Works has made a difference in the lives of many adult learners and their families, as well as to the economic stability and growth of the Baltimore metropolitan area. We continue to grow and expand our services and programs to reach more adults in need of our services.
The U.S. Congress has defined literacy as “an individual’s ability to read, write and speak in English and computer and solve problems at levels of proficiency necessary to function on the job and in society to achieve one’s goals and develop one’s knowledge and potential.”
Illiteracy is an epidemic problem in the United States. Too many people have limited reading, writing, math and computers skills, which cause major social and economic problems.
Adult and family literacy programs offer opportunities for these underskilled adults to improve theirs and their children’s education, lessen social problems and enhance the stability and development of our economy. Through accountability the Literacy Works programs have shown better than average results in student accomplishments.