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Adult Education

Henry Horace

Dean, Adult Education

Mission Statement
The mission of the Adult Education Division of the City Colleges of Chicago is to provide educational programs that help adults become literate, learn English as a second language, obtain a GED®  credential, and gain the knowledge, skills and guidance necessary for transition to college and career pathways.

Register for Adult Education classes today.                                                           



To take placement exams and register for classes, visit or call the Adult Education class at the City Colleges location for you.                                                                 


Free classes are offered at Kennedy King College, satellite locations, and other community sites to help students improve basic literacy skills and/or obtain a GED® certificate. Specific services include:                                                            

  • GED® Preparation classes (classroom instruction or online)
  • Basic reading and math skills (ABE)  
  • College readiness
  • Workforce preparation and Bridge classes 


In general, students must be at least 18 years old in order to enroll in adult education classes. However, 16 and 17 year-olds may register with an official release letter certifying that they are no longer attending high school. (Recent arrivals to Chicago age 16 and 17 must have a parent or guardian fill out a form verifying that they have never attended a Chicago-area public school.)   


Adult Education classes are intended for people who live in or near Chicago. Students who hold J1 visas are not permitted to take Adult Education classes.                                                             




Faculty & Staff

Dean of Adult Education
Henry Horace       
Manager of Adult Education                            
Dwayne Daniel                                                                                    
(773) 602-5347                                               
Adult Education Coordinator                                               
Jeffrey Matthews                                               
(773) 487-3675                                               
Adult Education Coordinator                                               
Pamela Thomas                                               
(773) 602- 5269                                               
Adult Education Coordinator  (DTI)                                             
Lucy Barahona                               
(773) 487-3797                                               
Adult Education Coordinator  (DTI)                                            
Kin Mui                               
(773) 487-3792          
Transitional Specialist       
Dr. Jeanette Molden     
(773) 602-5349       
Office Clerical (DTI)       
Ester Dillard-Ashford       
(773) 487-3605       
Office Clerical        
Tamica Jackson    
(773) 487-3657           
Office Clerical                               
Katherine Lizardi         
(773) 487-3653                                      

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Contact Information

(773) 602-5340
(773) 602-5343
747 W. 63rd Street
Chicago, IL 60621
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Monday through Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Kennedy King College                     
Adult Education Offsite                                      
Dawson Technical Institute
3901 South State Street
773 451-2169
South Shore United                                       
Methodists Church                                              
7350 S. Jeffery Blvd.                                               
(773) 752-6233                                               
St. Sabina                                      
Community Organization                                              
7825 S. Racine                                            
(773) 783-3760                                               
Reavis School & CARA                               
834 E. 50th Street                                               
Woodlawn Community School                                               
6657 S. Kimbark                            
(773) 535-0801            
Dullies School of Excellence    
6311 S. Calumet                                 
For information off-campus locations
call 773-602-5340