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Adult Basic Education Program

Adult Basic Education Program

Howard Area Community Center

Basic adult education, ESL, GED and literacy classes for adults.

Services Offered

Adult Education • Literacy • Computer Skills • Ged • Computer Literacy • Esl


At Howard Area Community Center, students work on learning English, improving their reading and math skills, or preparing for the high school equivalency exam, the GED. Classes include:


7648 N. Paulina St., Chicago, IL 60626 42.0208069 -87.6732416

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


To participate in the online GED: i-Pathways program, students must have qualifying score, basic computer skills and regular access to the Internet.


  • This service is free


  • Adults accepted

How to Apply

To register for classes or workshops:

  • Come to the appropriate registration - contact Adult Education Coordinator at 773-262-6622.
  • Schedule up to two hours for the registration process, which includes a reading and math assessment to determine which class is the best fit.
  • Bring Public Aid/TANF Card (if applicable).
  • Childcare is provided during registration. Childcare is available during classes; spaces are limited. (Childcare is free. It is for children, ages 3 months to 5 years, of adult education students only. It is not for participants of the Employment Resource Center.

To receive information about the next registration:

  • Sign up with the receptionist or by phone, go to 7648 N. Paulina St. or call 773-262-6622.
  • Provide your name, address and phone number.
  • Receive a phone call or post-card reminder of registration days.
  • Arrive on the registration day.

For more information contact the Adult Education Director at 773-262-6622.

Summer 2018 Registration Dates for New Students:
July 16,17 - ESL (9am-12pm)
July 17-18 - GED (9am-12pm)

Summer Session (10 weeks):
July 23- Sept 27