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.

By the Numbers (2020–2021)*

  • 153 Students obtained a high school equivalency diploma
  • 483 Total workforce certificates awarded
  • 129 Students qualified for citizenship exams and interviews
  • 4,109 Students Served
  • * All classes were virtual during the 2020–2021 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Who We Are

  • Stephanie Ross
    Senior Director

    Linda Fehoko
    Director

    Angelica Deleon
    Program Manager

    May O’brien
    Program Manager

    Bill Medina
    Program Manager

    Denise Johnson
    Program Manager

    Dr. Yashu Rao
    Career Pathways & Outreach Manager - Professional Development Manager

    Brigett Bentley
    Budget & Compliance Coordinator

    Sanjuanita Vela
    Secretary

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
    • Citizenship
    • Distance Learning
    • Leadership 

    Workforce Certification Training

    • Phlebotomy
    • Medical Assistant Prep
    • Certified Nursing Assistant
    • Customer Service Marketing Representative
    • Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning
    • Business Office Technology
    • Medical Billing and Coding
    • Front Office Specialist

    Workforce Literacy

    • Workforce Workshops
    • Communication and Employability
    • Workbase Upskilling
    • 1:1 Career Coaching and Support
    • Career Advising and Placement