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Mission and Goals

The mission of Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council is better lives through learning.  


Our vision is a more inclusive and productive community driven by access to education.

Goals for the period 2016-2019 (from the GPLC strategic plan):

  1. GPLC will be recognized as a leading adult and family literacy advocate at the local, state and national level.
  2. GPLC will form strategic partnerships to advance the mission and reach of the agency. 
  3. GPLC will generate the resources to fuel growth, vitality and long-term sustainability.
  4. GPLC will foster a culture of accountability and innovation to support and drive the GPLC mission, vision and values.

GPLC has also adopted the following corporate values (revised in 2016):

  •  We believe that all people deserve the opportunity to learn in a place where their strengths are celebrated.
  •  We respect all people and their ability to shape their own lives.
  •  We have a duty to earn the trust of everyone we work with.
  •  Our collective well-being depends on welcoming diverse cultures and perspectives.
  •  As a leader, we embrace the responsibility to innovate, model best practices, and grow.