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Adult Basic Education and Career Skills Development Program

Listing Last Update: May 11, 2017


469 S. Washington St.
Ripley, TN 38063

Primary Contact

Johnny Nelson

(901) 338-3853

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To find a family literacy program
  • To help my child learn
  • To study for my high school equivalency exam
  • To improve my math skills
  • To improve my technology skills

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer
  • Family literacy program

Program Overview

Our program serves adults seeking to improve their education and who are desire to build better employability skills. We provide assistance in literacy, math, and soft skills required to help you become more competitive in the job market. We also work to help parents assist their children in educational development.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to help build our community by supporting events that bring families & the community together and to develop programs that help to improve literacy, education, and career development in Lauderdale County.

Hours of operation: Tuesdays and Thursdays | 5pm - 8pm

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

"The Nelson Community Resource Center has provided me an opportunity to help adults build skills that they have forgotten about over time. I enjoy working and meeting new people and also get to earn volunteer hours toward my TN Promise scholarship. I really enjoy volunteering and gaining the experiences that I know will help toward progressing my own career" - Crystal Cooper

Program’s Demographics/Metrics

Our organization is located in Ripley, TN which has a zip code of 38063 and is located in the heart Lauderdale County. The average household income in the county is approximately $38,000 and has a poverty rate of 27%. 25% of adults have no high school diploma, 44% have only a high school diploma or GED/Alternative Credential, 16% have some college with no degree, and only 15% hold some type of college degree.

Many of the youth in our county are at risk students with considerably low literacy rates and no access to assistance outside of the school system. Access to highly qualified teachers, tutors, and other programs in the school system is also limited because of lack of funding and resource in the local school system.

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