Alamance Community College Celebrates National Adult Education & Family Literacy Week

Graham, NC – ACC’s College and Career Readiness Program, in partnership with the Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE), invites you to join us in celebrating National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, September 18-22, 2023.

To recognize the accomplishments of adult education and family literacy students, ACC’s College and Career Readiness will be sponsoring a Pre-Kick off on September 13, 2023 “Let’s Talk about Adult Education” event with interactive spaces. The spaces will highlight program areas for English language learners, those seeking their High School Equivalence, adults with learning differences, and those who need digital literacy skills.  The event will also highlight successful community partnerships that support adult education in Alamance County.

Over 30 million Americans over the age of 25 – or one out of every 9 U.S. citizens – do not have a high school diploma. The ACC College and Career Readiness program is working to change that. The program serves over 900 students each program year.  

Research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that job growth for individuals without a high school diploma or some college experience is about zero or even negative. By 2024, 48 percent of job openings will be middle-skill and 32 percent will be high-skill. This means that in less than one year, nearly 80 percent of all job openings will require more than a high school degree. Adults who participate in ACC’s College and Career Readiness program have the opportunity to explore career pathways and hone their skills so that they can advance their careers through postsecondary education or training.

Classes are FREE, offered on the main campus, Dillingham Center, Alamance County Public Library, City Gate Dream Center, Sustainable Alamance, Alamance County Detention Center, and offer many options such as face-to-face classes, hybrid, online, and mail in formats. Anyone who would like to enter the program can call 336-506-4376. ACC also offers FREE childcare during class time at the City Gate Dream Center and Sustainable Alamance.

Adult education and family literacy programs serve adults who need to improve their basic literacy and math skills, improve their oral and written English, obtain a high school equivalence degree, and prepare for postsecondary education or training.

Family literacy programs serve parents and their young children, teaching basic skills, English as a Second Language, and parenting skills to adults while their children are provided high quality instruction. These programs are focused on breaking the cycles of low literacy, low education, and poverty.

For more information about ACC’s College and Career Readiness, please contact 336-506-4376 for more information.

The Coalition on Adult Basic Education is the premier national professional association of adult educators. Over 79,000 members strong, COABE’s mission is to inspire educators so that adults succeed and communities thrive. Website: