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Success Stories – Vanessa

Vanessa Castillo is a college student with a plan to become a minister. She’s a long way from where she started, thanks in large part to your support of Trident Literacy. Vanessa was an honor roll student when she left home at 14, moved in with a guy at 15, dropped...

Success Stories – Elizabeth

Elizabeth (she’s a real person with a real name, but that’s not actually it) dropped out of school in 11th grade. She worked low-wage jobs until marrying and having children, but a divorce at age 26 forced her back into the job market to support her children....

Success Stories – Sam

Take Sam (he’s a real person, but that’s not his real name), a teenager who was sent unwillingly to Trident Literacy by DSS and was not happy to be back in “school.” He was resistant to learning and just wanted to earn his release. But a funny thing happens when...

Google for the Win

On Sept. 25, 2019, we reopened our Goose Creek location thanks to a grant from our friends at Google. Because of their commitment to literacy, we were able to give our learning facility in Goose Creek a total facelift. It is community partnerships such as this that...

Achieving Success

More than 40 students earned their GED and we celebrated their accomplishment during our annual Achievement Ceremony on Aug. 6, 2019, at the North Charleston Coliseum, Montague Terrace. This event showcases the real lives that are changed through our programs and the...