About Adult Education

  • Adult Education is a state- and federally-funded literacy program that consists of English Language, math, reading, writing and workforce training to help students acquire the skills needed to earn a high school equivalency diploma, enter college or to succeed in careers.

Who We Are

  • Eduardo Honold, Ph.D.
    Senior Director

    Linda Fehoko

    Angelica Deleon
    Program Manager

    Denesse Bolanos
    Program Manager

    Bill Medina
    Program Manager

    Mark Perez
    Career Pathways Manager

    Brigett Bentley
    Budget & Compliance Coordinator

    San Juanita Montes
    Secretary to Senior Director

By the Numbers (2023–2024)

  • 5,729 Students Served

What We Do

  • Education is critical for breaking the poverty cycle and its importance is reflected within the American economic structure. One in three adults in Harris County are considered low functionally illiterate. They are unable to manage daily activities and employment tasks that require reading skills beyond a basic level in any language. HCDE Adult Education provide access to free adult literacy and workforce programs which enable participants to learn skills that influence their health and well-being. Without access to affordable adult education programming many individuals and families are subject to becoming a statistic.

Our Services

  • Basic Literacy

    • English Literacy
    • High School Equivalency
    • Civics & Citizenship
    • Distance Learning

    Workforce Certification Training

    • Business Office Technology
    • Certified Nursing Assistant​
    • Construction
    • EKG Technician
    • IT Helpdesk
    • Phlebotomy

    Career Services

    • Employability Training & Career Counseling
    • Job Placement Assistance
    • Upskilling
    • Health Literacy Seminars​
    • Digital Literacy Seminars​
    • Financial Literacy Seminars​
    • Leadership and Professional Development
    • Mental Health and Wellness
    • Resource Assistance
  • Adult education and literacy services are provided with support from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to help individuals find a job, keep a job, or get a better job. Harris County Department of Education supports, and TWC is committed to providing a learning and working environment that promotes personal integrity, civility, and mutual respect free of discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and gender expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.  

    Harris County Department of Education is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. (Please request reasonable accommodations a minimum of two business days in advance.) Relay Texas Numbers: 800-735-2989 (TDD), 1-800-735-2988 (voice), or 711.