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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 (2007 version - this is being revised in 2016):

  • We are advocates for the needs of our students.
  • We treat students with dignity and compassion.
  • We celebrate diversity.
  • We provide a supportive work environment that fosters professional growth.
  • We practice continuous program improvement.
  • We focus on our core competencies rather than trying to be all things to all people.
  • We maintain financial stability through disciplined financial management.
  • We are a leader in the field and a premier provider of services.