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Operation P.E.A.C.E. Boston

Location:
Boston, MA

We provide free education programs to empower low income families with at-risk youths, unemployed residents, new English speakers, and senior citizens living in Boston’s culturally diverse Fenway community.

The Fenway community is both vibrant and diverse. We empower Fenway residents to become self-sufficient by developing literacy, vocational, and social skills as responsible adults. Our youth programs focus on building study skills, computer training, mentoring, and leadership development. We offer arts, technology, and education programs that help youth develop social skills, improve academic achievement, and learn the importance of teamwork and community contribution. We also offer ESL classes for linguistically-diverse adults and provide enrichment programs for senior citizens so they remain a vital part of our community.

Community Open Access
Our state-of-the-art media center offers Community Open Access hours with a qualified instructor to teach computer training and skill development for our culturally diverse community. Whether it’s children researching the Internet for their homework, Russian and Spanish speakers using computer programs to improve their English skills, unemployed parents learning to email their resumes to prospective employers, or senior citizens getting email accounts for the first time, our Open Access hours offer something for everyone.

Mason County Literacy

Location:
Shelton, WA

Mason County Literacy provides free instruction to adults to improve reading, writing and math skills, study for a GED, or learn English as a second language. Our no-cost services are provided in Mason County and in Thurston County through Bookends Literacy.

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) helping community members build their self-sufficiency and contribute to their local community through work, family life and education, providing services for 290 adults in Mason and Thurston counties during the 2008-2009 fiscal year with 17,000 hours of instruction time, thanks to our 144 volunteers and many supporters.
“The mission of Mason County Literacy is to provide the skills and services necessary for learners to achieve meaningful participation in a literate society and to encourage the self-confidence and imagination to use those tools for the benefit of self, family, and the communities served by Mason County Literacy.”

Durham Literacy Center Inc.

Location:
Durham, NC

The Durham Literacy Center (DLC) works to assist Durham County teenagers and adults achieve personal goals and experience positive life change through increased literacy. We help teenagers and adults gain the reading and writing skills, English language skills, and educational credentials (GED) needed to earn a living wage. In addition, we are increasingly seeking ways to integrate technology and computer literacy into our instructional programs to enhance our students’ capacity to achieve their goals.

The mission of the Durham Literacy Center is to empower Durham County residents who want to enrich their lives by improving their literacy skills.

The vision of the Durham Literacy Center is to increase the number of literate adults in Durham by delivering the best possible literacy services to Durham’s English and non-English speaking adults and teens who want to empower their lives through literacy. In achieving this vision we will also have accomplished:

Broader and enriched partnerships
Sustainable funding
Comfortable, safe and secure facilities for all programs

Literacy as a means for life-long learning and leadership development
Inclusion and accessibility to learning for all individuals
Strengthening communications and bonds among cultures and ethnic groups through respect and learning
Partnerships and collaborations that promote literacy
Integration of technology, best practices and innovative learning systems
The judicious and prudent use of human and fiscal resources to achieve agency mission

Our Programs:

Adult Literacy
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Teen Career Academy (TCA)
Escuela de la Familia (bilingual family literacy program)
Adult GED Class
Center for Employment Training GED program
Threshold literacy classes
Real World/Mundo Real Workshops (bilingual life skills workshops)
Computer Literacy (CLIC) classes

Community Economic Development Corporation - Southern Massachusetts

Location:
New Bedford, MA

The Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern Massachusetts seeks to create a more just local economy by building bridges to resources, networks, and cooperative action for adults, youth, aspiring entrepreneurs, working families, grassroots organizations, and immigrant workers members of our community.

The work of the CEDC is created and directed by the people who will benefit most from its success.

CEDC challenges economic and political institutions and policies that exclude full participation and access to power by all members of our community.

» Empowering youth and adults with practical skills

» Giving access to technology and under-claimed resources

» Opening doors for new entrepreneurs

» Building literacy and supporting immigrant workers

» Community building and support of grassroots community organizations

» Striving to create affordable housing

Carlos Rosario International Career Center

Location:
Washington, DC

The Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School offers an array of classes integrated within award-winning adult education programs which are considered models at the national and international level.

Courses are taught by a distinguished faculty which includes forty-two educators with advanced degrees and educational training. Class options range from the basic English Literacy and life skills necessary for successful introduction to American life, to Career Level English and Professional Certificate Courses in Technology and Culinary Arts. Classes are offered in the morning, afternoon and evening to accommodate differing students’ work and family schedules.

The Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School was the first Charter awarded for adult education in the nation and is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools.

A nationally recognized, accredited and award-winning model in the field of adult education, the Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School has been successfully training and mainstreaming the diverse workforce of our nation’s capital since 1970. Guided by the visionary leadership of Founder and CEO Sonia Gutierrez, a highly qualified and dedicated team of staff and faculty provide top tier educational programs and comprehensive supportive services.

Boston Adult Literacy Resource Institute

Location:
Boston, MA

The Adult Literacy Resource Institute (ALRI) is a program and staff development center for adult literacy / basic education and English for speakers of other languages programs in the Greater Boston area.

We are part of the Graduate College of Education at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Education, and the Mayor’s Office of Jobs and Community Services in Boston, it is one of five regional support centers of the Massachusetts System for Adult Basic Education Support, SABES.

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