United Way Grant Helps Extend Delgado Adult Education Program to St. Charles Parish

September 04, 2019

The Delgado Community College Adult Education Program has received a one-year, $75,000 grant from the United Way of St. Charles Parish. The grant will support the expansion of free adult education programs available to residents of St. Charles Parish and surrounding areas in Louisiana.

The Delgado Adult Education Program began offering classes in St. Charles Parish in August 2019, and the additional funding will support welcoming new students, expanding class options and times, and increasing success coaching services that help students enroll and persist to program completion.

Program Director Erin Landry expressed excitement about the opportunity to expand services for adults seeking to build new skills and prepare for college and career pathway opportunities in the region. “United Way funding will greatly enhance our ability to create high-quality, meaningful, and free learning experiences for any student in the area. We are also excited about the opportunity to work with the United Way to share resources and refer students between the two agencies,” said Landry.

Residents of St. Charles Parish can register now at www.dcc.edu/go/adult-ed to take classes either online or at any of the Delgado locations in the Greater New Orleans area. Starting in early 2020, Delgado plans to offer additional campus options within St. Charles Parish to help adult learners build a class schedule that fits within their schedule. Students can also meet with success coaches to explore academic options, build digital literacy skills and find a learning pathway aligned with their educational and professional goals. 

The program is completely free. Get more information or register online, anytime, at www.dcc.edu/go/adult-ed.

The Adult Education Program at Delgado Community College is a free program available to any adult in the Greater New Orleans area looking to build academic and professional skills. Courses are available in four pathways:

  • College and Career Readiness (CCR) for any student pursuing a high school equivalency diploma and/or college and career pathway programs.
  • English Language Learners (ELL) for non-native English speakers who are studying to build reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.
  • Accelerated Career Education (ACE) that enables students to enroll in technical courses alongside adult basic education coursework. Students earn industry-based credentials while studying to earn a high school equivalency diploma
  • Community Education courses are also available in computer basics, financial literacy, college readiness and more.

Delgado Community College will celebrate 100 years of service to the New Orleans region in 2021. The oldest and largest community college in Louisiana, Delgado provides instruction online and at seven locations. Delgado offers students the most comprehensive array of education and training services available in the 10-parish New Orleans region. Additionally, Delgado has articulation agreements with most of the state’s four-year colleges and universities that allow students to transfer their Delgado credits to bachelor’s degree programs. As well as offering degrees and transferable college credits, Delgado provides diplomas and certificates in many professional and technical areas. Workforce development is a priority at Delgado, hence the college’s well-known motto: “Education that works!” www.dcc.edu