Academy of Hope is an adult literacy program that provides tutoring, computer skills training, and education classes to improve hope and opportunities available to low income, under-educated, immigrant, and at-risk adults in the Washington, DC area. They service more than 400 adults each year.
Many of the students read between a 4th and 8th grade level and attend Academy of Hope to develop basic reading, writing and math skills. Academy of Hope holds GED classes to assist these students in obtaining their high school diploma and even offers a program that gives credit for significant life experiences. They also have a computer lab, offering computer classes to help adult learners acquire the basic computer skills needed to get a better job.
Academy of Hope also offers The Workplace Literacy Project, in collaboration with Literacy Volunteers of America, in which they send volunteers into the workplace to educate adult students while they're on the job.
Susan Ely, Executive Director
1501 Columbia Road NW
Washington, DC 20009
Published on December 16, 2003