Support services are provided by OACE’s two family welcome centers: the Bronx Welcome Center (BxWC) at P.S. 9 and the Mid-Manhattan Welcome Center (MMWC) at the Mid-Manhattan Adult Learning Center in Harlem. These are centers in the State Education Department defined Literacy Zone communities committed to addressing the social and economical needs of newly arrived families and adult students by providing them with the resources they need to become English-proficient and active members of society. The Welcome Centers assist families with referrals related to health, financial and family literacy.
OACE provides a number of case management and support services for students that impact their ability to enroll or persist in adult education classes, which include program orientation sessions, individual goal setting sessions, workshops on work preparation and employment opportunities, student conferences and workshops on interfacing with the K-12 system. Our case managers are part of a citywide referral network system in which they receive students referred to OACE and refer students to a number of resources and services external to OACE.
Students under the age of 21 who are interested in attending alternative educational programs are referred to programs offered by District 79’s Alternative Schools & Programs. Please click here for additional information.