Providing a path forward with educational literacy
Trident Literacy Association was founded in 1972 by Pat Gibson who used a shoebox of index cards as a system to keep up with tutors and the students they served. Since that time it has evolved into a well-respected, leading agency in adult education with a mission to help adults reverse the cycle and impact of generational poverty and illiteracy through the acquisition of vital life skills.
From a compassionate woman with a shoebox, Trident Literacy Association has grown to offer a holistic approach to literacy education with basic literacy programs, GED-preparation courses, career readiness, English as a Second Language, and digital literacy, as well as comprehensive family literacy, individual advising and parenting skills.
Adults in the US cannot read, write, or do basic math above a third grade level
Adults in Charleston area without a high school credential
Number of Students Served by Trident Literacy each year
What Drives Us
Trident Literacy Association exists for the sole purpose of helping adults throughout the Lowcountry reverse the cycle and impact of generational poverty and illiteracy through the acquisition of vital life skills.