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November 2017 East Hartford Adult Education Newsletter

In this issue

  • Two GED Grads
  • Resource Fair
  • GED/Family Literacy Even
  • New Citizen
  • Workforce Readiness Seminars
  • Students of the Month


upcoming events

  • Nov. 16: ESL 1 Field Trip to the New Covenant United Methodist Church Community Dinner
  • Nov. 20: CDP Pizza Dinner
  • Nov. 21: ESL and GED Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Nov. 22: No evening classes
  • Nov. 23 & 24: Thanksgiving Break
  • Nov. 28: ESL 2 and 3 Field Trip to the New Covenant United Methodist Church Community Dinner
  • Dec. 4 & 11: Workforce Readiness seminars at Raymond Library


Two GED Grads


East Hartford Adult Education student Kaishla Marie Rodriguez passed the GED exam in October! Kaishla took classes at the adult education's daytime location of New Covenant Untied Methodist Church and is now attending class right across the street at Stone Academy. Kaishla is seeking her credential to be a medical office professional.

East Hartford Adult Education student Stephanie Torres passed the GED exam recently! Stephanie took classes at the program's evening location at East Hartford High School.  Stephanie is now attending Capital Community College and is looking forward to becoming a medical administrative assistant. For more information about GED and other classes, call the Adult Education office at 860-622-5355 or visit our website.  


Resource Fair


East Hartford Adult Education presented program information at the 5th Annual Resource Fair at the American Job Center on October 20, 2017.  NEDP assessor Joyce Mazzadra presented interested attendees with information about the East Hartford Adult Education's English as a Second Language classes and high school completion options.  The Resource Fair is held in honor of Disability Employment Awareness Month. 


GED/Family Literacy in East Hartford

On Thursday, November 9, Adult Education started its first GED/Family Literacy Program at New Covenant United Methodist Church, 16 Church St.  This new class was offered  thanks to a federal grant that Adult Education received for this school year. Parents with at least one child age 5 and under and in need of a GED diploma are eligible to enroll in this class.  For the first hour, parent and child work together on family literacy skills that the parent can use at home.  During the next two hours, the parents have a GED class, while childcare paraprofessionals provide the children with activities to work on.  At 6:00 p.m. when the class ends, families are able to attend the church's Community Dinners which are held every Tuesday and Thursday.  Adult Education is planning on starting an ESL Family Literacy program in January. 


New United States Citizen

East Hartford Adult Education is proud to announce that one of our students, Fortunato Ayala, received his United States citizenship during October, 2017.  Fortunato has been attending our program for several years.  He began his studies as an ESL 1 student and worked his way through all of the advanced ESL classes.  This included ESL Civics and ESL College and Career Readiness.  Fortunato was one of our graduation speakers in June, 2016. Congratulations to Fortunato!  He is pictured her with East Hartford Adult Education Program Facilitator Carol Enes. 



 New Workforce readiness class

 Adult Education is proud to offer the community two different opportunities to learn the skills needed to find a job in today's market.  The weekly two-hour Workforce Readiness class focuses on resume writing, career exploration, and interviewing skills.  For the spring semester, instructor Lise McCarthy will invite guest speakers from the American Job Center and local colleges.  The class is held at New Covenant United Methodist Church, 16 Church St., Mondays, 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Call our office for more information.

Adult Education is also partnering with Raymond Library to offer four seminars on Workforce Readiness skills.  The seminars will be held from 5-7 p.m. in Meeting Room 1 at Raymond Library.  On December 4, learn about career exploration.  December 11 will focus on resume writing.  January 22, 2018 will focus on how to write that perfect cover letter.  The final session, January 29, 2018, will focus on interviewing skills.  To register, please call the library at 860-290-4331 or sign up online via the library's Calendar of Events. 


students of the month

EHHS GED - Aruna Joseph


EHHS ESL - Catherine Mcfini

Hockanum ESL - Nancy Renteria Guzman

Church ESL - Manychan Phenghavong

Church GED - Veronica Opoku-Afaawaua


  • Hartford Courant Top Work Places 2011 Award Ribbon
  • Hartford Courant Top Work Places 2012 Award Ribbon
  • Hartford Courant Top Work Places 2013 Award Ribbon
  • Hartford Courant Top Work Places 2016 Award Ribbon
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