Adult Education

Adult Education programs such as the English as a Second Language and Family Literacy are part of the mission of being dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. These programs provide life-long learning opportunities that empower women and families economically in a safe environment.

Why do programs such as English as a Second Language and Family Literacy matter according to the National Council of State Directors of Education?

  • helps adults get and keep good jobs with family sustaining wages
  • ends dependency on public assistance and helps adults contribute to the tax base
  • increases productivity for businesses
  • keeps America competitive in a global marketplace
  • prepares parents to be their child's first and most important teacher
  • reduces involvement in crime
  • improves the health of individuals, families, and communities

The YWCA Elgin continues to provide life-long learning opportunities for women and families.




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