The Education Center
The programs within The Education Center focuses on every aspect: life, health, nutrition, finance, literacy, and character building,
Philadelphia is an ethnically diverse low-income community that has been largely left behind in the economic boom that has transformed neighboring communities.
The Education Center offers a broad range of life skills programs that allow all youth and adults in our community to take advantage of the educational and economic opportunities created by information technologies.
The Education Center was designed to help strengthen the skills of individuals thereby making them more marketable and valuable in the industry of their choice or to function in the normal day to day activities.
The program serves youth age 10 through adult and offers GED classes, cooking, fitness and nutrition, job readiness, computer basics, financial management and health and wellness workshops as well as workshops on leadership, conflict resolution, proper etiquette and drug prevention. Classes run in partnership with community-based organizations.
Each class last for 6 to 8 weeks. At the conclusion of the workshop, each participant will receive a certificate of completion and a resource packet.
We are offering computer and technology training that you need in today’s busy life. Participants learn basic computer skills, internet surfing, keyboarding, navigation through Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint. Students will also be able to take lessons online and earn accredited Continuing Education Units and receive a Certificate of Completion.
Food and Nutrition
Students will learn the fundamental of cooking while prepare tasty nutritious foods and the importance of fitness. Students use our interactive classes to learn how to measure ingredients, put together recipes, and cook in a virtual oven. Nutrition and healthy lifestyles are stressed both in and out of the classroom. Healthy snacks are provided.
Literacy Program: Adult Literacy
We have teamed up with Literacy University to provide academic assistance and support to your family. Literacy University works diligently to research and deliver the most innovative and comprehensive materials and methods to facilitate academic success.
Literacy is the cornerstone of our civilized existence. Ms. Rachel Slaughter, M.Ed., has dedicated more than half her life to literacy instruction. We wish to enrich young people’s lives by celebrating reading and writing and exposing young people to the rich and rewarding world of the written word.
The literacy program provides Tutoring, PSSA prep, Reading, Study Skills, Daddy Read to Me Events, Parent Literacy Receptions, Test Taking Skills, Reading Diagnostic Test, SAT coursework in Reading and Writing, College Prep Work, and Adult Literacy (Basic Education and English as a Second Language).
GED Classes: GED classes will be offered two days a week for those looking to complete their education.
Youth and adults learn the importance of proper budgeting and financial stability. Participants learn how to reduce debt and develop long-term financial planning.
Work and Career – 3 week workshop
Participants, who are looking for a job or want to change careers, learn how to write a resume, cover letter, gain interview tips, and complete a job application. Participants learn how to stand out in a crowd, how to negotiate salary and make themselves marketable.
Health & Wellness
These workshops are intended to improve and promote health and fitness in the community. Some wellness workshops will include programs to help you stop smoking, diabetes management programs, weight loss programs, health related concerns and preventative health screenings.
Call 484-243-0332 for more information on how you can register for a workshop soon.
The center is open Monday through Friday from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm. We are located at 5701 Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143.