E2E (English to Excel)
English to Excel is designed for individuals that are learning or improving English as a second language. E2E focuses on functional literacy skills for everyday life.
E4O (English for Occupations)
English for Occupations prepares students to obtain initial employment or achieve a promotion in their current job. Workforce development is embedded in every aspect of the curriculum and is designed to help individuals improve basic skills.
FIT (Families Involved Together)
FIT helps parents become literacy leaders in their homes. Parents and children are taught a corresponding lesson for the first hour of class, and for the remaining 30 minutes come together to share what they have learned.
USA (Citizenship)
Citizenship prepares students for U.S. citizenship by helping them complete the application paperwork, conducting mock interviews, and teaching U.S. history relative to the citizenship exam.
Refresh is designed to enhance the reading, writing, and math skills of students who are preparing to take the GED or who are preparing for further study.
Learn@Work (Workplace Literacy)
Workplace Literacy is a program in which ESOL or Basic Literacy classes are taught to employees of area businesses. Classes are held at the employees’ work site, and the instructor develops the curriculum by taking into consideration both the literacy needs of the employees as well as the requirements of their job. Employers pay a fee for this service. Classes are open only to employees of the business. For more information on this program contact Joy Reyes at executivedirector@columbusliteracy.org or 614.224.0501.
Breaking Barriers (B2)
Summer Youth Employment Program

Breaking Barriers (B2) is a career and work-readiness program that provides job skills and work experience to youth and young adults between the ages of 14-24 in Franklin County. Participants are given the opportunity to gain knowledge and develop skills and work habits that increase the potential for employment success. From meeting basic academic requirements for entry in a career-training program, to career-entry placements, this program helps participants address their barriers and challenges to achieving long-term self-sufficiency. Since 2013, the Breaking Barriers program has served youth in afterschool programming and during the summer break. During this time-frame, youth have been provided with tutoring support, career exploration activities, job-readiness training, on-site coaching and mentoring, internships, community service projects and work-experience opportunities.

If you are ready to learn, please complete the Student Registration Form.