Adult Education

There are many free adult education programs all over Houston to help you continue your education, learn more about your finances, or get the job you are seeking for.

Mayor's Office for Adult Literacy
On September 17, 2019, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner officially launched the Mayor’s Office for Adult Literacy (MOAL.) The MOAL will focus on enhancing adult literacy advocacy and awareness and its impact on our economy, communities, families and individuals. The MOAL will also promote awareness of, and advocate and build capacity for, Adult Literacy and Adult Education causes and providers in the City of Houston.

Houston Public Library
Staff will connect with customers via phone or online and can advise on college application/admission, financial aid, career planning, college transition, adult learners, and much more.  They will respond within 48 hours to make an appointment.

Harris County Department of Education
Harris Country department of Education offers free Adult Basic Literacy, math skills, GED, and ESL courses at over 65 sites.

Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM)
This center offers ABE and ESL courses for free. They also offer a variety of special classes for registered students that include: conversation courses, computer skills, workplace skills, and more.

MAM Literacy Advance (Wilcrest)
MAM provides free Literacy Advance classes are free. All their classes are for basic learning.