Education and Training

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Adult Literacy

Adult Literacy: This program promotes and teaches adult literacy. We provide instruction improve the literacy of the educationally disadvantaged to levels of proficiency necessary to function on the job, in the family and in society.The ability to speak, read, and write effectively in English is crucial to living an independent life where one is able to not just survive, but also to thrive socially, economically, and emotionally. Improving English-language skills allows our adult students to find employment for the first time or to improve their prospects for more lucrative employment opportunities, to better provide for their families, and to participate with greater ease in our community.


Creole Literacy: This program promotes and teaches adult literacy in the students’ native Creole language while at the same time teaching conversational English. The student population for this class is made up of Creole speaking Haitian women, recent émigrés, and women who have never attended school anywhere. Students learn the alphabet in Creole and practice reading and writing. As they progress, they are introduced to the English alphabet, phonics, sight words, and writing exercises. As the students become proficient they are transitioned into an ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) class.