Our learner accomplishments are many, including starting a business, attaining U.S. Citizenship, acquiring a new job, and being able to read to their children.
About 50 percent of the 2 million immigrants that come to the U.S. each year lack high school education and proficient English language skills. This severely limits their access to jobs, college, and citizenship and increases their vulnerability to living in poverty.
Seventy-five percent of state prison inmates did not complete high school or can be classified as low literate. Ninety-five percent of those incarcerated are reintegrated into our communities. Research shows that inmates who are educated are 43 percent less likely to return to prison.
Children of parents with low literacy skills have a 72 percent chance of being at the lowest reading levels themselves. These children are more likely to get poor grades, display behavioral problems, have high absentee rates, repeat school years, or drop out.
Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we are currently closed.We are hoping to resume onsite operations mid-July.In the meantime, please visit our Facebook page or current class calendar for information about our FREE online classes.We are still here to help!