About Northern Nevada Literacy Council

The Northern Nevada Literacy Council (NNLC) was founded in 1978 and incorporated in 1983. We are a 501 (c) 3 community-based non-profit organization dedicated to helping adults learners complete and achieve further goals in education. NNLC provides free classes to adults who want to complete their Certificate of High School Equivalency (HSE, formerly known as the GED), as well as free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, and free Citizenship classes to foreign-born adults.

Last year, 145 NNLC students graduated with their HSE certificates! NNLC exceeds the state by students who enter and retain employment. NNLC also exceeds the state almost three times by how many students transitioned into postsecondary education or training by 100%.

Our values include the following:

  • Dedicated staff and instructors
  • Respect and integrity for all students
  • Providing ample resources to help students succeed
  • Devotion to strong work ethic and responsibilities that extend beyond the classroom
  • Pledge to provide education growth for all students
  • Steps in helping our students reach another level or education or trade/job

The NNLC is committed to helping our students grow in all aspects of life.

Outcome Average Comparison

Entered Employment

NNLC – 74%
State Actual – 46%

Retained Employment

NNLC – 87%
State Actual – 74%

Obtained a HSE or Secondary School Diploma

NNLC – 80%
State Actual – 77%

Placed in Postsecondary Education or Training

NNLC – 17%
State Actual – 6%