Mission & Vision


Our mission is to coordinate the implementation of an efficient and effective program model for tutoring sites around Philadelphia which will finally serve Adult Beginning Readers, specifically.

Here are directions to set up an adult beginning reading program. Please contact us with any questions, concerns, and suggestions, and to join a support group of others doing this work.


Our vision is by offering reading programs to the low-literate and non-literate adults of Philadelphia, we will improve the quality of life of those we serve as well as strengthen the potential workforce of the city. We will support and work towards a more literate, and thus, a more able-bodied adult population in Philadelphia.

It is so exciting to be sponsored by the Friends of the Kingsessing Library. Our libraries are a comfortable and accessible meeting place for our classes. We are hoping to assist more Friends groups around the city to start classes at their libraries.

Our Team:

Mary C. Feighery – ESL Reading Teacher

Harry Fishburn – Marketing/Technical

Jo Ann Fishburn – Reading Specialist, Teacher

Maria Sabella – ESL Reading Teacher, Reading Tutor, Staff Development Instructor