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Adult Education and Literacy

ABLE Learning Center
204 E. Dunklin St., Jefferson City, MO 65101 

Services: ABLE Learning Center provides literacy assistance to those 16 years of age or older and not in school. There is no charge for the services or the materials. Volunteer tutors meet one-on-one in private sessions arranged to meet the schedules of the student and tutor.



Adult Education and Literacy
204 East Dunklin Street, Jefferson City MO, 65101  
573-659-3122 

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30a.m.- 4:00p.m. 
Services: Individualized classes in basic academic subjects such as reading, math, and science to enable students to complete the high school equivalency diploma (HSE), enroll in higher education, or become employable. Fee: Free class, cost for exam.






CMCA - Show Me Healthy Relationships - Cole
807B N. Providence Rd., Columbia, MO 65203
855-422-4510
nolanda@cmca.us
http://www.cmca.us/

Services: ShowMe Healthy Relationships Program offers free courses to both individuals and couples.  The program helps committed couples (married or unmarried) enhance their relationships by learning how to build a healthy friendship, manage conflict, and work as a team to improve their relationship.  For singles, the program helps participants choose the right partner by learning key things to look for as they explore potential relationships as well as how to choose the right partner for a happy, stable relationship. 
Additional courses are offered including: Parenting, Step-Parenting, Taking Care of You, Money Management and Job Skills Training. 
Eligibility: Over 18 and not currently in domestic violent relationship 
Fees: None, barrier reducers are given for participation 



Centro Latino De Salud
609 N Garth Ave, Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 449-9442  
latino.centro@gmail.com

English/Spanish classes, Computer skills, Health Education. The mission of Centro Latino is to empower Latinos, Latino families and the general public through provision of services and guidance in navigating the health, education and cultural resources of mid-Missouri. Centro Latino provides assistance to immigrants as they become acclimated to their new environment with its different laws, customs, and language. Families and individuals that contact the Centro receive orientation to the community as well as physical, mental, and social support. The Centro strives to empower Latinos to live in an environment of mutual respect that encompasses personal interaction in the community as well as appropriate treatment by, and interaction with, service providers. Centro Latino helps all Latino families regardless of national origin, religion, or immigration status.
Geographic Area Served:  Mid-Missouri



English as a Second Language 
204 E. Dunklin Street Jefferson City, MO 65101 
573-659-3122 
https://www.jcschools.us/Page/10210

Services: English as a second language, family literacy. Daytime Classes: Tuesday and Thursday Mornings 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m and evening Classes:Tuesday and Thursday Evenings 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m






The Excel Center 
101 N. Fourth St, Columbia, MO 65201
573-499-1220

The Excel Center® is a free public high school that gives adults (age 21 and over) the opportunity to earn an actual high school diploma. While earning their diploma, students earn college credits and a variety of industry-recognized certifications in order to increase their earning potential. The Excel Center is a free public high school for adults that provides flexible class schedules, supportive relationships with staff and a life coach who works with students to find solutions for life’s challenges that could hinder progress.
We provide a free drop-in center for child care, transportation assistance, extended hours and year-round operation to support students as they work toward the goal of earning a diploma.



Lincoln University
820 Chestnut, Jefferson City, MO 
573-681-5000

Lincoln University was founded in 1866 by the men of the 62nd and 65th United States Colored Infantries and their white officers, for the special benefit of freed African Americans.  Today, Lincoln University's role in the education of Missourians and others and its service to stakeholders throughout the state, the nation, and across the globe is well recognized. Lincoln University continues to serve the needs of its diverse student body through a tradition of offering innovative programs that makes the college experience special.



Skill Up Program
SNAP recipients contact: CMCA Family Resource Center (by appt. only)
1109 Southwest Blvd., Jefferson City, MO 65109
Lacey Thompson (573) 635-4480 ext.2506 Mon-Fri 8-5

TANF recipients contact: MERS Goodwill
1401 Southwest Blvd., Jefferson City, MO 65101
573-635-6621
 
Food Stamp Program / Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program  https://mydss.mo.gov/food-assistance/food-stamp-program
Offered in partnership with the MO Department of Social Services, SkillUp helps SNAP and TANF recipients obtain skills, training, education, and employer connections that lead to employment and on-the-job success.




University of Missouri Extension - Cole County
2436 Tanner Bridge Rd., Jefferson City, MO 65101
573-634-2824

Educational opportunities, soil testing, private pesticide applicator training, plant and insect Identification, plant disease diagnosis, canner gauge testing, small business development, distance education test proctoring, meeting room rental. 



Westminster College
501 Westminster Ave., Fulton, MO 65251
573-642-3361
www.westminster-mo.edu/

Founded in 1851, Westminster College is a private, selective, coeducational, residential, undergraduate college. Our curriculum focuses on preparing students to succeed within their chosen careers and the diverse, global community we live in. Students are challenged and guided by expert faculty to evolve into the capable leaders and confident difference-makers they are meant to be.



WILL - Woods Institute of Language & Literacy
Columbia, MO 
Text or Call 573.424.0248  

Covid 19 Statement: At this time, WILL is offering on-line instruction until it is safe to return to In Class instruction. There is a waiting list for available instructional times. Anyone interested in one to one instruction can contact WILL by email JTaylor@will4learning.org or TEXT 573-424-0248.
WILL provides instruction for adult English language learners working toward a High School Equivalency (HSE) Certificate, job and vocational training.  The classes are free and open to adults 16 years of age and older. This program is designed to develop English proficiency while studying academic and work skills. 
WILL's mission is to remove barriers for education and work skills development of adults working to improve their socioeconomic status.
Classes are held at City of Refuge and MU Family Impact Center. Please contact for class schedules and descriptions.



William Woods University
One University Ave., Fulton MO 65251
800-955-3159
http://www.williamwoods.edu/index.html

We offer unique undergraduate programs, including an internationally recognized equestrian studies program, a four-year American Sign Language interpreting program, and a criminal justice degree with homeland security emphasis. William Woods University believes in a service-learning model, where students learn best through hands-on experience, and through the giving of their hearts, minds and talents.
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