Adult Learning Center

  • Welcome to The Family Literacy Program at the Adult Learning Center!

    We’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

    • Informative videos

    • Discussion and sharing groups

    • Workshops and activities for parents and children

    • Fields Trips

    • Together Now! Events are an important component of the Family Literacy Program at the Adult Learning Center. This year, the event took place on 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. 

    Admission Requirements
    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 wait list since we fill any open slots from the waitlist.

Contact the ALC

  • Adult Learning Center
    Family Literacy Program
    Madison Park Complex
    Building 1
    55 Malcolm X Boulevard
    Roxbury, MA 02120
    Phone: 617.635.9300 
    Fax: 617.635.9045
    Maria I. Harris
    Kristen D'Avolio 
    Director of Instruction
    Karla DeLeon
    Director, Student Affairs
    Michelle Foppiano
    Recruitment & Placement Specialist