Adult Learning Center (ALC) sites are designed to address the individual needs of adult students through adult education programs and activities. Adult Education provides an opportunity for mature students to improve or achieve education levels equivalent to those of high-school graduates. Standardized tests identify existing skill levels, appropriate instruction, and academic gains due to instruction. Adult Education consists of the following components:
Adult Secondary Education (ASE) – Help learners achieve the education needed to obtain a high school equivalency credential and transition to college, training and/or employment.
ASE options include:
Adult Basic Education (ABE) – Help adults improve their reading, writing and mathematics skills for people below the ninth grade level.
English Language Acquisition (ELA) – Help non-native speakers improve their English skills to be able to further their education, help their children with schoolwork and activities, obtain training and employment.
Integrated ELA and Civics Education (IELCE) – Assists non-native speakers to improve their English skills while learning how to become an effective parent, citizen, and worker.
Literacy Councils – Provide one-on-one tutoring for a range of academic levels, but usually for adults who have very low-level reading and math skills.
More than 30,000 learners are enrolled in Michigan Adult Education programs each year. While adult learners average 30 years of age, each learner must be more than 18 years old with education competencies below the level of high-school graduates. The education goals of Adult Learners may include achieving one's personal dream, learning to read, getting a better job, gaining access to postsecondary education, setting a good example for their children, and gaining citizenship, among others.
FGLN is partnered with ten organizations across the community that have chosen to serve as Adult Learning Centers. Each site is equipped with a designated Site-Coordinator to provide volunteer tutors and adult learners with support services and guidance to assist them in meeting their goals. These ALCs are focused broadly on the following engagement types:
Learn more about ALCs
Learn the ins and outs of ALC programming, roles of site coordinators, adult learning styles, social supports and supplemental materials designed to support Adult Learners.
The Flint & Genesee literacy Network examines the impact of our Collaborative Strategies through performance measures that seek to address the following three Results-Based questions: How Much did we do? How Well did we do it? Is anyone Better Off?