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Catherine McAuley Center Adult Basic Education Program

Listing Last Update: September 23, 2021


1220 5th Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Primary Contact

Katie Rosenberger

(319) 731-0444

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Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To study for my high school equivalency exam
  • To learn English
  • To improve my math skills
  • To improve my technology skills
  • To become a U.S. citizen

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer

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Program Overview

The Adult Basic Education Program provides free one-on one tutoring and group education to adults who are English Language Learners, studying for the U.S. Citizenship test, and/or striving to improve basic reading and math skills. The goal is to help individuals build the basic skills they need to communicate in daily life, improve employment, and support their families' well-being.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Catherine McAuley Center is to offer hope and opportunity through educational and supportive services that promote stability, skill-building, and connection.

Hours of operation: Monday and Wednesday:8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday: 8:00 a.m. to noon, Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to noon

Cost info: CMC offers free one-on-one and group instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL), U.S. Citizenship Exam Preparation, and basic math or reading. Educational materials are provided free of charge to students completing at least four hours of study. The Catherine McAuley Center can also connect students to other community resources, and offers a children's learning center where children can be looked after while parents study.

Program’s Demographics/Metrics

Any adult over age 18.

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