Programs and Services for Adult Learning in 2017

Summary of Adult Learning Programs

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes

  • We offered English language learning and conversation classes for adults and families.
  • 4,800+ Seattle residents attended over 400 English language classes in 2017
  • Participants showed significant gains in their reading test scores

Citizenship classes

  • We offered classes to help people prepare for the U.S. citizenship interview and civics test.
  • 82 U.S. citizenship classes held in 2017
  • 1,300+ people were helped with citizenship applications and interviews

Adult education workshops

  • We offered help with job readiness, GED preparation, life skills and more through one-to-one adult education tutoring.
  • 3,000 adults attended adult education workshops in 2017
  • 200+ classes offered through community partnerships

Other key 2017 initiatives

  • Computer classes for Somali refugee women at the NewHolly Branch
  • Fake News Survival class