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Creating Cycles of Success. A Campaign for Literacy Improving Lives in Greenville County Rotary Clubs of Greenville County and the Greenville Literacy Association. 360,916. Cost Of Illiteracy. Personal . Societal. Increased Insurance Increased Taxes More Jails Subsidized Housing

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Creating

Cycles of Success

A Campaign for Literacy

Improving Lives in Greenville County

Rotary Clubs of Greenville County and the Greenville Literacy Association

cost of illiteracy

360,916

Cost Of Illiteracy

Personal

Societal

Increased Insurance

Increased Taxes

More Jails

Subsidized Housing

Higher Crime

  • 53,055

Poverty

Teen Pregnancy

Incarceration

Poor Health

Homelessness

Adults in Greenville County over 18

Adults in Greenville w/o

HS Diploma

the cost to greenville county
The Cost to Greenville County

Cost of Living

Income

Per capita income

$10,800

< 30 hrs./Wk

No Health Ins

$1,440

Poverty level designation

$6,552

Adult w/o High School Diploma (less than full time employed)

Public Assistance comprises 53%

of income needed to sustain adult without

high school diploma or GED

contributions of adult with ged and or workkeys certification
Contributions of Adult with GED and/or WorkKeys Certification

Adult with GED or WorkKeys

Contributes $24,897 to Local Economy

$24,897

$2,170

$2,009

$1,425

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

Wages Earned

Fed Taxes

State Taxes

Social Security

Housing Assistance

SNAP Assistance

Medicaid Assistance

$1,440

$4,362

$65

$617

$10,800

$191

$6,552

Adult without High School Diploma

Costs the Community $12,354

the personal value of a ged
The Personal Value of a GED

GLA INVESTMENT

$685/PER PERSON PER YEAR

EARNING POWER WITH GED

$24,897 annually

EARNING POWER W/O GED

$10,800 annually

216% Difference

societal cost of low level education
Societal Cost of Low Level Education

AVERAGE SOCIETAL COST OF ONE ADULT without High School Diploma (HSD)

$12,354

NUMBER OF ADULTS IN GREENVILLE COUNTY without High School Diploma (HSD)

53,055

X

=

POTENTIAL ANNUAL COST TO GREENVILLE COUNTY

$655,441,470

gla s needs
GLA’s Needs
  • Recurring
    • Operational Expenses
      • Salaries, rent, utilities, IT services, etc.
    • Volunteer Tutors
    • Technology for the Classroom
  • Non-Recurring
    • Capital Improvements
      • Classroom space to accommodate student demand at McAlister Square
statistical resources

Statistical Resources

  • Statistics collected from:
  • PIAAC – Program for International Assessment of Adult Competencies
  • NAAL – National Assessment of Adult Literacy
  • United States Census statistics for Greenville County
  • DataNgine Consulting - Curtis Askew
  • Statistical consultation with:
  • Chamber of Commerce – Hank Hyatt
  • United Way – John Conklin
  • SC Works – Dean Jones
  • Greenville Housing Authority