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ABLE Learning Center
204 E. Dunklin Street Room 206 Jefferson City, MO 65101 

Office Hours: Mondays 3 - 7 pm and Tuesday - Friday  8am - noon.
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 
https://www.jcschools.us/domain/46

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 - Osage
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



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.



MO Learns
Missouri Adult Education and Literacy

MOLearns is Missouri's FREE high school equivalency (HSE) preparation online classroom. Complete your lessons online, 24/7 at home, when it is most convenient for your schedule.
Work at your own pace, and follow an individualized learning plan. All instructors are certified professional educators that will provide motivation and assistance in your studies.This program is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).
For a list of GED class and testing sites: https://www.gedonlineclass.net/Curric/1programsitesall.htm



Skill Up Program
Missouri Dept of Social Services - Family Support Division
63 Progress Lane, Linn, MO 65051
TANF recipients call 855-373-4636 
Food Stamp recipients call Mia Ponder at 573-443-8706 ext. 1052 for placement information
Hours: 8:00-5:00 (M-F)

The SkillUP program offers Food Stamp and TANF recipients in Missouri the opportunity to gain skills, training or work experience. The SkillUP Program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).
SkillUP is offered at no cost to the participant and helps promote employability and self-sufficiency. SkillUP is offered through Job Centers, the University of Missouri and Central Missouri Community Action.



State Technical College
1 Technology Dr., Linn, MO 65051
573-897-5000
https://www.statetechmo.edu/contact-us/

State Technical College of Missouri, as the premier public institution of technical education supporting economic development in the state of Missouri, is dedicated to serving the state’s diverse population. As a student-centered education community, the institution maximizes students’ learning potential by 



University of Missouri Extension 
2436 Tanner ridge Road, Jefferson City, MO  65101, 
573-634-2824
extension.missouri.edu/cole/

Services:
  • Educational opportunities
  • Small business development assistance: Transforming Missouri businesses
  • Soil testing
  • Canner gauge tests
  • Distance education test proctoring
  • Plant and insect identification
  • Private pesticide applicator training
  • Plant disease diagnosis


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.
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