Marywood Receives a Million Dollars for Adult Literacy, GED Programs

Published on Wed, January 11, 2012

The Pennsylvania Department of Education's Bureau of Adult Basic Literacy Education has awarded Marywood University nearly one million dollars over three years to deliver adult literacy services and GED preparation courses.

Maria Montoro Edwards, Ph.D, assistant vice president for research, says funding will provide adult literacy education, GED instruction, and workforce preparation to 300 students per year.

"Marywood's student-centered approach helps individuals to be successful," she said. "Education is empowerment, and we hope this helps students move into post-secondary education."

These programs are designed to increase educational functioning levels for lower literacy learners, prepare students for the GED exam, prepare students with skills to transition into employment fields that involve food service and health care, prepare students for job search, job preparation, or for entering post-secondary education.

Ann Janowicz, program manager, says that services are free to the community.

"These kinds of programs do a lot for the community," Janowicz explained. "People get excited when they hear about Marywood sponsoring these programs. They trust the resources we have to offer."

Students interested in attending can contact Ann Janowicz, program manager, at (570) 348-6211 ext. 2248.