Adult Learning Center
Welcome to The Family Literacy Program at the Adult Learning CenterWe’re committed to strengthening literacy and parenting skills of families of children enrolled in Boston Public Schools. The Family Literacy Program at the Adult Learning Center is a day-time program offering adult basic education, all levels of English for adult language learners, HiSET preparation, and computer literacy classes. Our program is free and parents of Boston Public Schools children are prioritized for enrollment.The Family Literacy Program helps parents and children learn together. A Parenting Skills Curriculum provides parents with the opportunity to strengthen their parenting skills.
Books to read at home with your children
Visits to schools
Read to Succeed - 20 minutes Reading Marathon
Discussion and sharing groups
Workshops and activities for parents and children
Together Now! Events are an important component of the Family Literacy Program at the Adult Learning Center. This year, the event took place at the Madison Park Vocational High School. Parents and their children had the opportunity to attend workshops such as Appliance Repair, Automotive, Bakery, Culinary Arts, Certified Nursing Assistant, Electrical Shop, Plumbing, TV Production, and much more. In addition, families were able to speak with local colleges, training programs, and community resources.
Prospective students must attend an information and registration session, take a placement test to assess reading/writing and speaking/listening skills. Remember, there is no good or bad score. The test results are used to determine the best class for the student.Please Note: The current wait time is usually six months. It’s best to add your name to our waitlist since we fill any open slots from the waitlist.
Department of Adult EducationMadison Park Complex - Building 155 Malcolm X BoulevardRoxbury, MA 02120Phone: 617.635.9300Fax: 617.635.9045
Kristen D'Avolio, Senior Director
Karla DeLeon, Director
Karen Greaves, Manager of High School Programs
Ann Ha, Recruitment & Placement Coordinator
Cynthia Barnes, Student Support
Mila Monteiro, Student Support
Barbara Bray, Staff Assistant
Janiel Mayhew, Secretary