Why is literacy essential for our communities? 

  • More than 43 million adults in the United States cannot read, write, or do basic math above a third-grade level.1

  • Bringing all adults to the equivalent of a sixth-grade reading level would generate an additional $2.2 trillion in annual income for the country. 1

  • It is estimated between $106–$238 billion in health care costs a year are linked to low adult literacy skills. 4

  • 70% OF CHILDREN under age-6 whose parents   never graduated high school live in poverty.

  • Workers who have less education than a high school diploma have the lowest median weekly earnings ($592), three times less than the highest level of education. 1

  • 54% OF THIRD GRADERS in Plant City cannot read on grade level. 3

  • A mother's education level is the greatest determinant of her children's future academic success.

  • Nationally, for every dollar invested in adult basic education, a community receives $60 BACK in increased income, property taxes, and savings on welfare and legal system expenses.   


1. ProLiteracy: U.S. Adult Literacy Facts

2. National Council for Adult Learning

3. Florida Department of Education







Achieve Plant City is a not for profit organization located in Plant City, Florida. It was established in 2014 and it offers educational services to families in East Hillsborough County. Our mission is To Empower Families to Help Them Achieve Success Through Education.

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  Former Student 

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  Past Student 

“This program helps me (learn) reading and writing and comprehension,” Castillo said. “I come here because I want to learn how to speak and communicate to help my daughter with her homework.” - Maria C. 

"This program is not just about teaching a language.  It is about giving people a voice in this country. A voice to stand up for their children because they don’t want their children to have to do it alone. A voice to contribute to this society and make a change, a voice to advance themselves in this community." - Paola M. 

Our services :

Child Education​
  • Early Childhood (ages 2-5)

  • Tutoring & Homework Assistance (K-5th Grade)


Adult Literacy

  • General Educational Development (GED) 

  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Parenting Education 

  • Workshops prepare parents to actively participate in their children's education at home and at school.


Parent & Child Activities  

  • Parents and children come together to learn literacy skills while spending time together.