A Resource for the Re-entry Population of Greater Worcester

Northern Berkshire Adult Basic Education Program

375 Church Street, North Adams, MA 01207
(413) 662-5330 / (413) 662-5310
Website: https://www.mcla.edu/academics/adult-basic-education-program/index.php
The Northern Berkshire Adult Basic Education Program (NBABE) has been based at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts for over 30 years. In that time it has continuously helped many area adult learners achieve their academic goals. That is the continuing mission of the program. All classes are free and funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education; Adult and Community Learning Services.
Description of Classes
The program offers classes in Basic Skills, HISET Test preparation, College and Career Readiness, Bridge to College and English for Speakers of Other Languages. Students must be at least 16 years old and officially withdrawn from school. The academic year consists of 32 weeks of classes from September through May, though students can enroll at any time.
How to Enroll
Contact the Coordinator to schedule an enrollment meeting. At this meeting, students complete the enrollment form, establish academic goals and take a brief placement test.
Contact: Dale Rich, Clinic Coordinator dale@amherstsurvival.org
Community Store
Hours: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm; Closed Wednesday and Sunday
Contact: Susan Cox, Community Store Coordinator, can be reached via email at susan@amherstsurvival.org.
Community Store Basic Information:
• Inventory consists of donated goods from people and businesses in the community,
• Participants can come in every day the store is open and select one bag’s worth of items for free. Bag is provided.
• Participants can make requests for specific items in the Request Log. They’ll be matched with the items if and when they are donated.

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