offer free classes for NYC residents 21 years of age and older. Sign up for day, evening, and Saturday courses to learn academic skills at an Adult Learning Center. You can also get job preparation and training.
Courses include: Basic Education (BE), Career and Technical Education (CTE), Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), Computer skills, English as a Second Language (ESL), Health and technical career training, High school equivalency diploma (GED or TASC) and college preparation, Interviewing skills, Medical billing, Office technology, Phlebotomy and Web design.
Classes are held at Adult Learning Centers located in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. Students can take classes at any of the sites, regardless of which borough they live in.
|Borough||Borough area||Address||Phone number|
|Bronx||Bronx North||3450 East Tremont Avenue, Room 323, Bronx, NY 10465||(718) 863-4057|
|Brooklyn East and South East||557 Pennsylvania Ave, Room 251, Brooklyn, NY 11207||(718) 240-2770|
|Brooklyn South and West||424 Leonard St, Brooklyn, NY 11222||(718) 558-2046|
|Brooklyn||Brooklyn North||475 Nordstrom Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216||(718) 638-2635|
|Manhattan||Mid-Manhattan||212 West 120th St, New York, NY 10027||(718) 638-2635|
|Manhattan South||269 West 35th St, 11th Floor, Manhattan, NY 10018||(212) 666-1919|
|Queens||Queens East||142-10 Linden Boulevard, Queens, NY 11436||(718) 558-2046|
|Queens West||27-35 Jackson Avenue, Floor 3, Long Island City, NY 11101||(718) 361-9480 Ext. 122|
coordinated by the New York Public Library, these classes help adults who have trouble reading and writing to reach their goals and help their communication skills in a student-centered environment. Small group instruction by trained volunteer tutors. (212) 340-0918
Esperanza family literacy program offers the entire family the way to improve their reading and writing in English. Learn how to help your child perform better in school. Also offered: ESL classes, childcare for children 0-4, parenting classes, homework help, and more. Open to all immigrant families with at least one child between 4-10 years. 1030 East 178th Street at Boston Road, Bronx. Call (718) 542-0109.
provides literacy programs for adults, out-of-school youth, and families. Over 800 programs across NY state provide free and low-cost programs in English for speakers of other languages, adult basic education, and GED preparation.
To find a program in NYC (212) 803-3333.
works in low-income neighborhoods to bring local resources together in teams to plan and carry out early partner programs and community literacy events. Connects with literacy groups in every borough. Committed to the idea that every child can read on time. (212) 620-5462
The Department of Youth and Community Development coordinates the city’s literacy services.
In addition to ESL and literacy services, this community-based organization offers youth services such as afterschool and camp programs, mental health counseling, drug/alcohol abuse counseling and other services in English and Spanish.651 Academy Street, 3rd floor; (212) 942-0043.
Provides comprehensive services to meet the needs of teenage parents who wish to stay in school or resume their education. Provides a school-based child care program for the babies of teenage parents. (212) 348-0608