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)

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

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