Greenville Literacy Association partners with the South Carolina Department of Social Services to help qualified adult students build the knowledge and skills necessary to find employment so they can support themselves and their families without having to rely on government assistance.  The support might include free coursework at GLA.

For more information or to find out if you qualify, please use the link below.


What is the DSS and how does it support the needs of qualified adult students, their families, and our community?

Each year DSS helps find jobs for thousands of South Carolina’s welfare recipients, namely those who participate in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  Research shows that children are more likely to escape a life of poverty if their parents enter the workforce.

DSS is committed to continuing this positive trend of not just helping people find employment quickly, but of helping people develop the skills necessary to better position them for careers in fields where jobs are available and in demand here in South Carolina.

The Division of Employment Services is responsible for developing and implementing employment-related programs and initiatives for public assistance recipients and other low-income residents across South Carolina.

If you are a recipient of either SNAP or TANF benefits and you are in need of assistance with finding employment, please visit the SCDSS SNAP E&T PROGRAM page for more information!