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Hastings Literacy Program

Listing Last Update: May 10, 2019


123 N Marian Rd
Hastings, NE 68901

Primary Contact

Anne Cannon

(402) 463-7323

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

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer

Program Overview

The Hastings Literacy Program provides free GED Test Preparation and English as a Second Language classes to adults ages 16 and older.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to enable persons age 16 and older to acquire the skills they need to meet the challenges they encounter in daily life and to take full advantage of opportunities in society. We provide literacy instruction to educationally disadvantaged persons and persons of limited English proficiency. We tailor instruction to students' personal goals and the assessed needs of individual students. We develop partnerships with other agencies and organizations to address the adult basic educational needs of the greater Hastings area and ensure that the students' total needs are considered.

Hours of operation: Monday - Thursday 9-12 & 6-9

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

Nyareak is one of our Reading students who originally started in ESL. Being from Sudan, she wanted to work on her English so she could talk to her family. "My children speak English, so now I can talk with them better. It helps me with how I read, speak,
and understand." explained Nyareak. This has been her first
experience in a school environment and she has been so successful! She now attends Reading where she is learning how to read and write in English. In a short time, she has progressed by leaps and bounds. When asked if she enjoyed our program she replied with an adamant "Yes! It has helped me learn more, the reading teachers help me with spelling, reading, and using the dictionary. I like learning English."

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