Building literacy in a collaborative, inclusive, comprehensive manner

The Saint Paul Community Literacy Consortium:

  • Prepares people for meaningful employment and higher education
  • Fosters better K12 outcomes and stronger families
  • Supports economic development

SPCLC contributes significantly to workforce development by partnering statewide with DEED, the Ramsey County WIB, and other organizations.

SPCLC received the 2014 PEGASUS Award at the Summer Institute in St. Cloud.

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:

Jewish Community Center – JCC

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 now provided for each Minnesota ABE consortium. Northstar is used in over 375 locations in 37 states and provinces.

College Readiness Academy

The College Readiness Academy (CRA) is an successful new effort to help ABE students prepare for college while limiting or eliminating their need to complete Dev Ed classes. This will help students complete their certificate or degree programs more rapidly, saving time and money. 24 CRA students havce already enetered college.

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. About 30 students are already enrolled, attending class 20 hours a week.

Distance Learning

Adult learners participating in SPCLC distance learning combined with face-to-face classes last year 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 Minnesota Literacy Council in the statewide Distance Learning Supplemental Services Project.


SPCLC Services

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