Harrisburg, June 11, 2018 – Senator John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) announced today that Luzerne County Community College has received a $788,405 Adult Basic Education grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The Luzerne County legislative delegation assisted with securing this grant for Luzerne County Community College.

The Adult Basic Education grant is used to create a partnership among the federal government, states, and localities to provide, on a voluntary basis, adult education and literacy activities, in order to:

  • Assist adults in developing literacy and other skills necessary for employment and economic self-sufficiency.
  • Assist adults who are parents or family members, to develop skills needed contribute in the educational development of their children and lead to sustainable improvement in the economic opportunities for their family.
  • Assist adults in attaining a secondary school diploma and transition to postsecondary education and training, including through career pathways.
  • Assist immigrants and other English language learners in improving reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension skills in English; in improving math skills; and understanding the American system of government, individual freedom, and the responsibilities of citizenship.

“Luzerne County Community College, by securing this important grant funding, continues to excel at helping adult learners further their education, improve their job skills, and build a better economic future,” said Senator John Yudichak.

“We’re pleased to receive a much needed increase in funding for the Adult Learners Training and Assistance (ALTA) Program at LCCC so we can continue to provide literacy training and ESL programs for adult learners and their families,” said Thomas P. Leary, president, LCCC.  “The funding will help us to expand services for adults who are on the path to a career and want to pursue post-secondary education.”