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The Adult Education and Employment department is dedicated to helping adults acquire the academic, employability, and life skills they need to achieve meaningful employment and economic self-sufficiency. The program offers adult education classes and operates an Employment Resource Center that assists people with their employment needs.
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Adult Education Classes Fall 2014
Upcoming Registration Dates/ Fechas de Registro
Literacy and GED Preparation
MORNING CLASSES: Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. until 12:30PM
- Adult Basic Education Classes
- Pre-GED Classes
- GED Classes
GED EVENING TUTORING GROUPS: Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm -8pm
Monday, January 12th and Tuesday January 13 10am -12pm
Tuesday, January 13th and Thursday, January 15 5pm-6pm
Registration Monday January 12 and Tuesday January 13 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
ESL (English as a Second Language)
ESL 1-4: Monday – Thursday
9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday January 14 and Thursday January 15
from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Please note the registration process takes about two hours. Classes listed above begin on Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Unless noted otherwise, all classes below are offered to students 18 and older. 16 and 17 year olds may be eligible with proper documentation.
We are pleased to partner with Centro Romero, to present High Beginning/Intermediate Citizenship classes. Classes are held at HACC Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.
This class is ongoing. Students should bring their permanent residency card and social security card for their first class.
Students can register on Mondays and Wednesdays during class.
We also offer Individual tutoring year round. If tutoring is prefered, please contact Adult Volunteer Literacy Coordinator, Theresa Hale at email@example.com or call 773-262-6622 x 264.
Questions? Contact Melanie Sampson, Adult Education Coordinator, at 773-262-6622 x 256 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Food Handler Certificate Class
Did you know that Illinois law requires that individuals who have contact with food at their job are required to have a Food Handler Certificate? Whether you need this certificate to help you keep a job or get a job, our two day class will help prepare you to take the test. Contact Maya at email@example.com or at 773-573-8253 to sign up or ask questions.
Note: An email address is required.
For students interested in GED distance learning, Adult Education offers online classes for eligible students. Students must have qualifying scores, basic computer skills, and regular access to the internet. If you are interested, click on the i-pathways link to see sample lesson plans or contact the Adult Education Coordinator at 773-262-6622 x 256 with questions.
Howard Area Community Center is now an official City of Chicago Community Reentry Support Center, offering support to youth and adults with criminal background.
Fresh Start Training Programs (Re-entry services for youth and adults with a criminal background)
For more information, and for next available training dates. Contact: Charles Hardwick,
(773) 262-3515 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ralph Hrobowski, Call Center Specialist
Employment Services & Workshops
Walk-in computer lab for employment-related purposes: Monday-Friday 1:00-4:30 p.m.
Walk-in Employment Resource Center: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
FREE! Computer Classes
Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
Howard Area Employment Resource Center
7637 N. Paulina Street
Chicago, IL 60626
Introduction to Completing On-line Employment Applications September 29 -October 2
Keyboard Concepts and Applications October 6-9
Introduction to MSWord and Outlook 2010 October 13-16
Introduction to MSPowerPoint October 27-30
Basic Computer and Resume Writing Concepts November 3-6
Introduction to Operating Systems November 10-13
Introduction to MSPublisher and Outlook 2010 November 17-20
Introduction to MSOffice Suite and Keyboard Shortcuts November 24-26
Please note schedule are subject to change.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Rev 11.19.12
Open to adult education students who attend class and their 3 month – 5 year old children.
Our staff assists parents to assume their role as the first and most important teachers of their children, helping mothers and fathers with children birth to five to:
- Build their parenting skills
- Increase their knowledge about child development
- Learn how to interact positively with their young children
- Develop strong, loving parent-child bonds
Contact: Guadalupe Narvaez, (773) 262-6622 ext. 260 or email@example.com
HACC Family Literacy in the News
Click here to download the Secretary of State’s Illinois Literacy Spring 2012 Newsletter.HACC’s Family Literacy program is highlighted on page 2, in an article about Family Reading Night 2011!
Would you like to tutor adults in ESL, reading, writing, basic math or computer skills? Howard Area Community Center is looking for volunteers!
No experience is needed to become a tutor – only patience and a desire to teach adults. We require that our tutors attend a free 12 hour tutor training and commit to 1.5-2 hours each week for a minimum of 6 months. Tutoring hours are flexible with times available during the day Monday-Friday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings.
To learn more about the tutoring programs, contact the Adult Volunteer Literacy Coordinator at (773) 262-6622 ext. 264 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or download the Tutor Application here: Literacy Tutor Application
Current Students and Teachers
Visit the Adult Education Resources page to find links to practice and lesson plan ideas!
HACC Tutor Newsletter
Spring 2013 Pipeline
For previous versions of the Tutor Newsletter, visit the News Archive.
Adult Education and Family Literacy
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Employment Resource Center
For locations and contact information for all of our programs, visit the Contact page.
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