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Bethel New Life Family College

Listing Last Update: October 20, 2015


4950 W Thomas
Chicago, IL 60651

Primary Contact

Michael Allen

(773) 473-7870 Ext:145

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To help my child learn
  • To improve my math skills

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer
  • Family literacy program

Program Overview

Bethel Ne Life invests in a birth to 3 program, Right Start for Families, that seeks to assure that a child develops normally from birth to 3, and that parents learn and incorporate good parenting skills. We also offer the BRAIN TRAIN program which focuses on K through 3rd graders and specifically targets those who are behind academically. The BRAIN TRAIN uses proven teaching techniques and approaches to help children learn more effectively and perform at grade level or above. This program is scalable and is part of a two-generation pilot program that Bethel offers called Family College. Family College also provides academic skills enhancement and job skills training for adults in the information technology and advanced manufacturing industry sectors. Bethel recently launched two education consortia, one for out of school providers (OSTEC), and the other for West Side school-based educators (WSEC), both designed to bring resources and best practices to bear in a collaborative way to increase academic performance of students across Chicago's West Side.

Hours of operation: 8:30a to 5:00p

Cost info: Bethel's programs are offered to low-income residents on Chicago's West Side at no charge.

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