Motivated adult learners with a variety of educational goals attend these classes for the opportunity to improve their basic skills, earn a GED, pass a proficiency test or enroll in community college or other vocational or technical program. When students enroll in our neighborhood learning centers, their current reading, writing and math skills are assessed. They then work in an individualized, self-paced environment with the help of paid staff assisted by volunteer tutors. After attending our community centers and attaining their educational goals, many students report getting jobs, earning a promotion, or earning a certificate or degree. In cooperation with the Goodwill Career Centers, Aurora Public Libraries, Aurora Public Schools, Jeffco Workforce and Denver Housing Authority, the following centers operated in the 2011-2012 school year:
- Belmar Learning Center, Lakewood
- Connections @ Mariposa, Denver
- Goodwill Learning Center, Aurora
- Jeffco Workforce Learning Center, Golden
- Martin Luther King Library, Aurora
- South Middle School, Aurora
The Learning Source also contracts with the Denver Sheriff’s Department to run a GED program at their two correctional facilities. In keeping with our mission to serve at-risk populations, students in these facilities are encouraged to continue with their academic studies and may attend any of our neighborhood learning centers, or complete their GED testing at our testing center, free of charge.