Adult Basic Education

The Adult Learning —all of which evolved through the advocacy and input of our members – are designed to help Lawrence adults build their skills in language, culture, and technology and improve their access to higher education.

More than a series of classes, the clubs emphasize relationship-building and are focused around the core CommunityWorks values of family asset building, mutual support, and collective action.

Program members have the opportunity to get to know a wide variety of community members and engage in other asset-building, community organizing, and physical revitalization projects. More than 150 adults participate in one or more classes every semester.

There are a series of ESL classes & GED in Spanish classes, a series of Computer Classes, and other programs such as Wallet Wise and Individual Accounts that provide learning opportunities for adults. Most of our educational programs require a nominal fee, while some are free only requiring time commitment. Child care is provided during time of learning, accommodating parent’s needs. Space is limited and adults will be served on a first come, first serve basis.

ESL (English as a Second Language)

ESL I, ESL II
These classes will help students to improve their listening, speaking and pronunciation skills. Students will learn to understand more of the English that they hear in day-to-day interactions. They will also learn to speak more clearly so that others can understand them better.
Fee: $100.00 (each class respectively)

GED (General Equivalency Diploma)

GED in Spanish
These classes will prepare students with the needed skills to earn a Diploma that will enable them to seek higher education or provide greater employment opportunities. Courses are offered in Spanish only.
Fee: $100.00 (each class respectively)

 Computer Technology

These classes are designed to teach the skills needed to be able to use a PC computer. They looks at both the hardware aspect of working with a computer as well as the latest Windows operating system, as well as programs such as Microsoft WORD, EXCELL & PowerPoint.
Fee: $75.00 (each class respectively)

For more information on above classes contact:

Reyna Burgos
Our House
168 Newbury Street
Lawrence, MA 01841
978.722.2623
rburgos@lawrencecommunityworks.org

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