Save the Date for An Evening of Matched Pairs at the Lancaster Marriott on April 15, 2018.


The Literacy Council of Lancaster-Lebanon

Mission:  To promote life-long learning, and learning for life.

Vision:  Adults have the skills to transform their lives, sustain their families and strengthen their communities.

Whether it is finding employment, or getting a better job; transitioning to job training or to post secondary education; or acquiring the skills that help them function in their community or support their children’s educational success, The Literacy Council is here to help students achieve their goals.

At a Glance

  • The Literacy Council has been serving the Lancaster and Lebanon communities since 1985.
  • More than 10,000 adults have achieved their educational goals through the support of The Literacy Council.
  • The Literacy Council has nine paid staff.
  • More than 200 volunteer staff provide high quality adult literacy and basic education services through a variety of instructional methods.
  • All programs and services are individualized. We meet the learners where they are and develop an individualized education plan that considers their personal strengths and goals.
  • All instructional programs are focused on helping adults transition to the next step in their lives.

In Detail

The Literacy Council of Lancaster Lebanon is a private, non-profit 501 (c) 3 education agency that provides high quality basic education and career pathways instruction to adults in Lancaster and Lebanon Counties. Our mission is to promote literacy and help adults reach their reading, writing, math and English communication goals through personalized instruction.

The Literacy Council is governed by a volunteer board of directors. 2016 – 2017 board members:

Rich Frerichs, President

Ashley Garcia, Vice President

Eric Luckenbaugh, Secretary

Dave Diffendal, Treasurer

Marlene Usdin

Martha Guaigua

Sandy Strunk

Scott A. Cole

Sreeni Jakka

Mary Edith Leichliter

Andrew J. Race

Heather A. Sharpe

Joseph S. Getway



For more information about our team, the people we serve and why our tutors tutor, please click on the menu titles in the column to the right.


The Literacy Council is a partner agency with the United Way of Lancaster and the United Way of Lebanon Counties and an affiliate of ProLiteracy International.

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