Education Program

Purpose: Empower refugees and immigrants to fulfill their employment, financial, and educational goals; successfully navigate daily life; and, participate fully in our community. 

The overall goal of this program is to support our participants in acquiring basic skills in English language communication, consumer math, and digital literacy.

English language classes are provided at no charge to adult refugees and immigrants from around the world by professional, experienced, and compassionate teachers. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes are taught on the following schedule:

Traditional English Language Learning Classes – Monday through Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
11:50 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Workforce Readiness/Job Club Classes - Fridays
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
11:50 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Testing
Assessment tests, which determine a prospective learner’s class placement, are given most Monday mornings and Wednesdays, Noon - 2:30 p.m.  Individual appointments may also be scheduled. Enrollment is open as space permits. The Saint Paul Public School calendar is followed September through May and classes continue through the summer.

For more information or for information on class availability, contact Allie Riley at 651-204-0269 or by e-mail at ariley@more-empowerment.org.

Saint Paul Community Literacy Consortium
MORE is a proud member of the Saint Paul Community Literacy Consortium (SPCLC), a community-based collaborative that promotes quality literacy programming for adults in St. Paul. Membership includes 12 community-based nonprofits, St. Paul Public Schools Adult Basic Education and the Saint Paul Public Library. SPCLC supports a high quality of life by providing preparation for meaningful employment and higher education, fostering better K12 outcomes and stronger families, and supporting economic development.

SPCLC member agencies provide free Adult Basic Education classes, including English Language Learning, basic skills, family literacy, GED preparation and testing, and job skills/occupational training.

The Consortium assists member agencies in improving service quality, including assessing and monitoring student progress, identifying and sharing best practices in adult basic education, providing resources to enhance instruction, and enhancing outreach to under-served communities. Special efforts of the Consortium have included expanding distance learning, improving digital literacy, strengthening occupational training, and pursuing public policy work to empower low-skilled adults.

SPCLC is the largest Adult Basic Education consortium in Minnesota, serving over 12,000 adult learners annually. To learn more, go to spclc.org.