Education & Literacy

The education resources below provide individuals with academic assistance such as:

- High school diplomas
- GED® Prep
- Tutoring
- Remediation

These community resources listed represent a small portion of the educational service providers throughout the city of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.

Please note that some organizations may have eligibility requirements; please contact programs directly to see if you qualify.

  • offers small classes with one-on-one support when available and transition adult education classes in reading, vocabulary, math, and writing for post-secondary training/education applicants.

  • provides resources on employment, job search advice and career information, job training, résumé and interview techniques.

  • offers dropout prevention programming through the In-school programs, After-school programs, and Alternative Learning Academies, CIS connects students and their families to critical community resources, tailored to individual needs.

  • provides a broad array of employment-related education and workforce development programs and services for people with physical and mental disabilities and other special needs.

  • enables the adult student to acquire his or her high school equivalency diploma, become computer literate, and participate in job preparation and/or college preparation classes through their Workforce Preparation Program.

  • offers GED preparation, adult basic education assessments, referral assistance and/or post-secondary education/training to prepare teens and young adults for post-secondary education.

  • serves youth, ages 18 through 21, who have officially withdrawn from school and are seeking a second chance to earn their high school diploma. Diploma Retrieval Program also offers experience in job readiness and career exploration.

  • guides individuals to career schools in Pennsylvania from the Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators.

  • serves as a one-stop-shop and a gateway for youth transitioning into adulthood. We provide support for those youth who are or have been in the Allegheny County Children, Youth, and Families (CYF) system.

  • seeks to help undereducated and underemployed individuals ages 17 to 24 in Allegheny County. The CCAC-sponsored program aims to increase the number of young adults who will graduate from college and find employment in high-demand, high-priority fields.

Bidwell Training Center 1815 Metropolitan Street Pittsburgh, PA 412.322.1773 Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh 4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213 412.622.3114 Communities in School 6435 Frankstown Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15206 412.361.4945
Goodwill of Southwestern PA 118 52nd Street Pittsburgh, PA 15201 412.481.9005 Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council 411 Seventh Avenue, Suite 550 Pittsburgh, PA 15219 412.393.7600 Hill House Association 1835 Centre Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15219 412.392.4400
Phase 4 Learning Center 211 North Whitfield Street Pittsburgh, PA 15206 412.361.6012 The Bridge of Pittsburgh 325 Fifth Avenue, Suite 550 Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412.575.5877 Young Adult Empowerment Program 100 McKee Place Oakdale, PA 15371 412.788.7500