GCF Global Learning Serves 50 Million People Worldwide

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New Tutorials Attract More Learners Interested In Improving Their Life Through Knowledge

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In this digital age information is changing quickly. People in all corners of the world need access to knowledge that can help them improve their ability to be employed and support themselves. GCF Global Learning exists to do just that.

Since launching its global learning initiative in 2000, Goodwill Community Foundation® (GCF) has served 50 million people with no cost access to a variety of learning tools. Users across the world have the opportunity to learn skills such as English, math, and technology at GCFLearnFree.org®, GCFAprendeLibre.org®, and GCFaprendeLivre.org.

A constant stream of new and relevant lessons fuels the impact of the GCF Global learning websites. For example, in 2015 alone GCFLearnFree.org has launched new lessons in algebra, GED training, SharePoint, Facebook for iPhone, online money tips, and many more. The most popular lessons are often in Microsoft office products like Excel and Word, along with Facebook, Internet Safety, and Computer Basics.

Rev. Dennis McLain, president, GCF® says, "In this digital age information is changing quickly. People in all corners of the world need access to knowledge that can help them improve their ability to be employed and support themselves. GCF Global Learning exists to do just that.”

These online learning tools are designed to help anyone with an Internet connection, anywhere, anytime gain the skills needed to improve their life. With options for continuing education credits (CEU), GCFLearnFree®, GCFAprendeLibre®, and GCFAprendeLivre users are able to improve their skills and position themselves for success in the 21st century work force.

In conjunction with its mission to provide opportunities for a better life, Goodwill Community Foundation® (GCF) funds it’s Global Learning initiative through the sale of donated goods at GCF Donation Centers & Stores across eastern North Carolina. Currently, GCFLearnFree.org has over 140 topics, 1,395 lessons, 651 videos, 59 interactives and games, and 9 instructor-supported classes.

GCF has been providing online learning to Eastern North Carolina, North America and the world since 2000. To learn more about the mission and support of GCF, please visit http://www.GCFGlobal.org.

About Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF®)
Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF®) continues to be a leader in an era of change by providing the training required for the emerging world where technology is integrated into everyday life. The mission of GCF® is to create and provide education, employment and life enrichment opportunities regionally, nationally and internationally for people who desire to improve the quality of their lives.

The GCF Community Foundation, a Durham-based tax-exempt organization, provides employment, fresh produce and volunteer opportunities, family services for parents with children with disabilities and free accounting services to youth programs across eastern North Carolina. GCFLearnFree.org and GCFAprendeLibre.org have provided free lessons for people in North Carolina since 2010 to improve their technology, math and English skills.

All GCF programs are funded through revenue generated from the value of donated items to 38 Goodwill Community Foundation stores throughout eastern North Carolina. GCF employs more than 400 people who earn an average of $20 per hour with benefits at these stores. For more information on GCF®, visit http://www.GCFGlobal.org.

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