First Literacy creates life-changing educational opportunities for adults throughout Massachusetts.
Through our program grants, free teacher workshops and student scholarships, First Literacy reaches approximately 5000 adult learners and 250 teachers in 150 programs across Massachusetts every year.
Adult literacy yields better economic outcomes and can improve job opportunities, family relationships, children’s education, health issues, and general quality of life. The adult learners impacted by our work come from a wide variety of backgrounds and often face numerous hurdles, but they are united in their desire to improve their lives and those of their children through education — watch the video.
For Adult Learners
- Peer mentoring
- Academic year support
For Their Programs
- First Literacy Lab Initiative
- On-site technical assistance and support