Adult literacy

Mason County Literacy

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.

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

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

Boston Adult Literacy Resource Institute

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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