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Serving the Towns of Huntington, Chester, Russell, and Middlefield,SHAEC offers programs in GED Preparation, Career Guidance, and Computer Courses

9 Russell RoadPO Box 444Huntington, MA 01050(413) 667-0217

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Literacy Resources

SABES

The Massachusetts Department of Education supports adult literacy through its statewide SABES (System for Adult Basic Education Support) network. In Western Massachusetts, the office is located at Holyoke Community College.

SABES services are delivered through five Regional Support Centers (RSCs) located at community colleges across the state. At each RSC, a Regional Coordinator helps programs determine their needs and then develops a variety of training opportunities to meet those needs. At any given time, a range of activities may be occurring in the regions, including: consultation, workshops, mini-courses, institutes, study circles, mentoring, peer coaching, teacher research projects and other training activities. In collaboration with the five RSCs, a SABES Central Resource Center in downtown Boston coordinates the development of statewide activities. Each RSC also has a resource collection consisting of both commercially-published materials and locally-produced items, such as curricula, training outlines and learner-generated materials.

MASSACHUSETTS ADULT LITERACY HOTLINE
1-800-447-8844

The Massachusetts Adult Literacy Hotline provides referrals to programs that offer one-on-one tutoring, small-group or classroom instruction to adult learners. Callers will receive information about basic reading, math, adult basic education, English language training, GED preparation or testing sites. The Hotline can help adult learners and volunteer literacy tutors locate the most convenient programs and GED testing sites across the state. Providing information about more than 350 independent organizations and learning programs throughout Massachusetts, the Hotline is staffed from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. After hours, leave a message on our voicemail and your call will be returned the next business day.

NEW ENGLAND LITERACY RESOURCE CENTER

The mission of the New England Literacy Resource Center (NELRC) is to strengthen adult literacy services in New England through sharing and collaborative special projects among State Literacy Resource Centers (SLRC) or their equivalents, adult literacy practitioners and policy-makers in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

New England Literacy Resource Center

World Education 44 Farnsworth Street Boston, MA 02210
Telephone: (617) 482-9485

NEW ENGLAND ABE-TO-COLLEGE TRANSITION PROJECT

Launched by the New England Literacy Resource Center to enable adult literacy program graduates to prepare for, enter, and succeed in postsecondary education. The Project is free and consists of instruction in pre-college reading, writing, and math skills, as well as computer and Internet skills. Students also learn study skills, receive educational and career counseling, and enroll in higher education. For more information, visit their website.

MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
(GED PAGE)

The Massachusetts DOE web site contains information about the GED including testing sites, fees, and requirements for passing the test.


GED Page

WORLD EDUCATION

World Education is dedicated to improving the lives of the poor through economic and social development programs. World Education is well known for its work around the globe in environmental education, community development, maternal and child health, school governance, integrated literacy, small enterprise development, HIV/AIDS education and prevention and care, and refugee training. World Education also works to strengthen literacy and adult basic education programs in the United States. Projects are designed to contribute to individual growth, as well as to community and national development.

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