Ally Center: Adult Education Undergraduate

One Center, Three Services, Four Locations

The Ally Center is LBC | Capital’s hub for innovative academic services, resources, and accessibility by which each student can expand his or her potential for servant-ministry leadership.

The Ally Center’s premier services and resources are available to every Adult Education student at no additional cost.

Schedule an Appointment

See how to book an appointment on our scheduling site. Watch video

Academic Mentoring Services

  • Personalized academic coaching sessions to maximize efficiency and understanding.
  • Workshops and Boot Camps to create competence and confidence in specific areas of academic success. Check the Ally Center’s Facebook page for upcoming events.
  • Academic resources tailored to the Adult Education (accelerated) student experience.
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Writing Services

  • Personalized assistance at any step of the writing process for any written assignment.
  • Writing-specific workshops and Boot Camps to grow confidence, understanding, and competency in academic writing.
  • Writing resources designed to support adult education students in academic writing.
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Accessibility Services

  • Facilitated from the Lancaster site, the Accessibility Services office ensures that each qualified adult education student has equal access to LBC’s learning community and resources.
  • All adult education students can connect with the Ally Center’s Accessibility Services by emailing  or calling 717.560.8200 ext. 5383.
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Lancaster, PA

The Lancaster Ally Center site offers one-on-one in person writing, strategic planning, content-specific academic coaching sessions. Rotating topical workshops, an extensive collection of print resources, and occasional community homework gatherings are available in person.

Teague Learning Commons (TLC), 5th Level

Monday – Thursday, 8 am–8 pm
Friday 8 am–5 pm

717.569.7071 ext. 5389

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LBC Ally Center Washington DC location

Washington DC

The Washington, D.C. Ally Center site facilitates personal academic coaching. Topical workshops are offered quarterly in addition to the annual Writing Boot Camp.

TLC Library, Mediascape Room

Monday – Thursday 2–6 pm.
Additional appointment times may be available upon request.


Philadelphia, PA

The Philadelphia Ally Center site offers mentoring for writing, planning, and content-specific academic coaching. Additionally, there are assorted English Brush Up (Writing Boot Camp) and skill-building workshops offered for students and instructors.

Computer Lab & Library

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 12–6 pm
Wednesday 12–8:30 pm
Friday 12–4 pm
Appointments may vary according to course schedule and tutor availability.

215.329.5400 ext. 5753

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Student benefiting from assistance from the Ally Center online.


Accessible from your location, the Ally Center Online provides personal academic coaching and writing appointments at flexible and convenient hours. Occasional workshops are live-streamed, and a variety of archived workshops and print resources are available on our resources & services page.

Visit the Ally Center’s online scheduling site to view available appointment times.

717.569.7071 ext. 5389

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Accuplacer Test?

The Accuplacer test is a tool used after admission to the College to determine placement into LBC’s writing curriculum. The test is administered by the Ally Center. For more information on the Accuplacer and how to prepare, click here.

What do I need to know to schedule an appointment?

You will need to know your LBC username and password, the course you’d like to meet for, whether you would like an online or in-person appointment, and either a 30-or 60-minute appointment.

Can I cancel my appointment?

Yes, visit our scheduling page and log in to view your upcoming appointments. Simply click on the “X” next to any appointment to cancel it. Please cancel the appointment no less than two hours prior to its designated start time.

Can I reschedule my appointment?

Yes, first cancel your existing appointment following the steps under the “Can I cancel my appointment?” FAQ; then, schedule another appointment at a convenient time.

How many appointments can I have in a week?

You may have up to three appointments in a week (not including study groups).

What is a required Writing Center appointment?

Your professor may require you to attend a Writing Center appointment for a particular assignment.

Does my professor know if I attended my required appointment?

Your professor may require you to attend a Writing Center appointment for a particular writing assignment. Please note that your professor may designate a progress requirement to be completed before the session. The session will consist of a 30- or 60-minute one-on-one meeting with a peer writing mentor to go over your work.

How do I regain scheduling privileges if I have lost them?

If you have lost your scheduling privileges due to three missed appointments, please contact an Ally Center staff member to discuss regaining scheduling privileges.