Building literacy in a collaborative, inclusive, comprehensive manner

The Saint Paul Community Literacy Consortium -

  • Preparing people for meaningful employment and higher education
  • Fostering positive K12 outcomes and stronger families
  • Supporting economic development

Last year, SPCLC served 10,701 learners, providing 1,127,705 hours of service.

SPCLC received the 2014 PEGASUS Award as Outstanding Large Minnesota Consortium at the ABE Summer Institute.

SPCLC Member Agencies


Comunidades Latinos Unidas en Servicio- CLUES

Guadalupe Alternative Programs - GAP

Hmong American Partnership – HAP

Hmong Cultural Center of Minnesota

International Institute of Minnesota

Minnesota Literacy Council – MLC


Neighborhood House

Saint Paul Public Schools ABE

Vietnamese Social Services of Minnesota

Associate Members:

St. Paul Public Library


GED Options and Adult Diploma

SPCLC provides both GED preparation and the new Minnesota Adult Diploma.

Northstar Digital Literacy Project

SPCLC is a primary convener of the Northstar Digital Literacy Project. Individuals can assess their ability to perform basic tasks on computers and online through online, self-guided modules. A Northstar sponsorship is provided for each Minnesota ABE consortium. Northstar is used in nearly 500 locations in 39 states and provinces, in the U.S, Canada, and New Zealand.

College Readiness Academy

The College Readiness Academy prepares ABE students for college while limiting or eliminating their need to complete Dev Ed classes. Students can complete their certificate or degree programs more rapidly, saving time and money. As of Fall 2017, 3 CRA students graduated and 82 were currently enrolled in college (3.5 GPA average), with 103 students total bypassing 273 Dev. Ed. classes to date, saving $175,00 (average $1700/student). CRA grads have received over $59,000 in scholarships.

College Yes!

Hubbs Center has a new program, "College Yes!," serving recent English language high school graduates from St. Paul Public Schools who need to improve their academics skills in preparation for college. Over 80 students are currently enrolled in day and evening classes..

Distance Learning

Adult learners participating in SPCLC distance learning combined with face-to-face classes in a study had outcomes 55% higher than those who participated only in classroom work!

In 2016, SPCLC delivered 48,182 hours of distance learning to 1,833 adult learners. SPCLC also supports the Minnesota Literacy Council in the statewide Distance Learning Supplemental Services Project.


SPCLC Services

Download list of SPCLC agencies, locations, contact information, and services offered.