City Colleges of Chicago Expands Education Opportunities for Adults

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - EducacionMayor Rahm Emanuel and City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Cheryl Hyman announced that educational opportunities for adults across Chicago are expanding because of a comprehensive effort to both target its adult education offerings in areas where there is high demand as well as dramatically increase the number of community locations that provide these important classes. Twenty-four new locations are now open in neighborhoods from Brighton Park to Englewood to Avondale, supporting adults looking to earn a GED, improve their English language skills or become college ready. Six additional new sites are expected to open in the coming months to meet community demand. All CCC adult education classes are free.

Increasing the number and percentage of adult education students who advance to and succeed in college-credit classes is a core goal of CCC’s Reinvention initiative, which began in 2010. To enroll in adult education classes, students must be at least 18 years old. However, 16 and 17 year-olds may register with an official release letter certifying that they are no longer attending high school. For more information about CCC’s adult education programs, visit

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